Status Report

Addition of Lucy flight opportunity to NASA SIMPLEx PEA-J of SALMON-3

By SpaceRef Editor
May 8, 2018
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Amendment 3 to SALMON-3 adds the Lucy flight opportunity to PEA J: Small Innovative Missions for Planetary Exploration (SIMPLEx).
With this amendment, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Announcement of Opportunity (AO) NNH17ZDA004O, “Third Stand Alone Missions of Opportunity Notice (SALMON-3),” is amended to add the Lucy mission to the list of available flight opportunities provided in Table A-1 and Appendix A of PEA-J, SIMPLEx.
There is no change in due dates. Mandatory Notices of Intent (NOIs) for this Program Element Appendix (PEA) are due May 25, 2018 and proposals for the 2018 review cycle, including proposals for either the Lucy or the Psyche flight opportunity, are due July 24, 2018.
Further information about this SALMON-3 PEA is available through the SIMPLEx Program Library at
On or about May 8, 2018, this Amendment to the NASA SALMON-3 AO PEA J (NNH17ZDA004O-SIMPLEX) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity web site
Direct questions specifically regarding the PEA may be addressed by email to SIMPLEx Program Scientist: Ms. Doris Daou, Email: (subject line to read “SIMPLEx FINAL AO”). Responses to all inquiries will be answered by email and also posted in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the SOMA SIMPLEx investigation acquisition homepage. Anonymity of those who submit questions will be preserved.

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