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NASA ROSES-17 Amendment 45: D.13 SOFIA Next Generation Instrument Draft Text for Community Comment

By SpaceRef Editor
November 3, 2017
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ROSES-17 Amendment 45: Release of D.13 SOFIA Next Generation Science Instrument Draft Text for Community Comment.
This is a DRAFT version of this program element posted for community comment. The scientific community is invited to make comments on this draft solicitation, not only for clarity of the forthcoming solicitation release, but also for inclusion of any ideas, strategies or recommendations that will lead to submission of proposed instruments capable of realizing transformational and compelling science.  Similarly, the community is invited to comment on any constraints that may be overly restrictive and preventing the submission of proposals with creative, high-risk / high-return ideas.
NASA solicits questions and feedback about the scope of the solicitation and requests for clarification. All questions or comments should be emailed to by 11:59pm, Eastern time, January 12, 2018.  The anticipated date for the release of the solicitation is January 19, 2018 with proposals due 90 days after the release.
On or about November 3, 2017, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2017” (NNH17ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at and will appear on the RSS feed at:
Questions and comments on the draft text of this program element may be directed to through January 12, 2018.

SpaceRef staff editor.