Announcement of Opportunity for the Mars Scout Program

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2002

AO 02-OSS-02
RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2002
NOTICE OF INTENT: June 3, 2002
PROPOSALS DUE: August 1, 2002

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Space Science is releasing a Mars Scout Announcement of Opportunity (AO 02-OSS-02) for the next mission(s) in the Office of Space Science Mars Exploration Program (MEP). Selections of proposals through this AO, once released, are intended to provide one or more mission(s) to be launched by December 2007. One or more Mission of Opportunities may also be selected. The science objectives covered by this AO include those in the currently defined MEP.

Participation is open to all categories of organizations, foreign and domestic, including industry, educational institutions, industry, nonprofit organizations, NASA centers, and other Government agencies. This solicitation will be open through August 1, 2002. Upon the release date, specific guidance for proposal preparation will be available via the World Wide Web site:

Inquiries of a scientific or technical nature should be directed to Dr. James Garvin, Solar System Exploration Division, Code SE, Office of Space Science, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001. FAX: (202) 358-3098; or E-mail:

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