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NASA ROSES-20 Amendment 66: New Opportunity in ROSES-2020: C.26 COLDTech: Autonomy, Communications, and Radiation-Hard Devices

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Friday, October 30, 2020

The goal of the Concepts for Ocean worlds Life Detection Technology (COLDTech) Program is to develop and advance the maturity of spacecraft technologies required for exploration of ocean worlds such as Europa and Enceladus. For this particular program element, C.26 COLDTech: Autonomy, Communications, and Radiation-Hard Devices, the specific technologies sought are 1) autonomy for landed operations, 2) technology to enable communication through many kilometers of ice thickness; and 3) radiation-hard digital devices. Proposals are expected to consider the practicality of incorporating the technical advances into flight missions, i.e., mass, volume, power, computational resources, and data rates will be constrained on typical planetary science missions so proposed technologies should aim to minimize their use.

 

ROSES-2020 Amendment 66 creates a new opportunity in ROSES-2020 in the new program element C.26 COLDTech: Autonomy, Communications, and Radiation-Hard Devices.

 

Proposals to this program will be taken by a two-step process in which the Notice of Intent is replaced by a required Step-1 proposal submitted by an organization Authorized Organizational Representative. Only proposers who submit a Step-1 proposal are eligible to submit a Step-2 (full) proposal. See Section 3 for details. Step-1 proposals are due December 1, 2020 and Step-2 proposals are due February 19, 2021

 

On or about October 30, 2020, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2020" (NNH20ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2020 and will appear on SARA's ROSES blog at: https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2020/

 

Questions concerning C.26 COLDTech: Autonomy, Communications, and Radiation-Hard Devices may be directed to Carolyn Mercer, at cmercer@nasa.gov.

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