Status Report

Amendment #4 to the SALMON-3 AO creates a new proposal opportunity via PEA K: Earth Venture Instrument (EVI)-5.

By SpaceRef Editor
June 26, 2018
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NASA’s Science Mission Directorate announces the addition of Program Element Appendix (PEA) K to the omnibus NASA Announcement of Opportunity entitled Third Stand Alone Missions of Opportunity Notice (SALMON-3 NNH17ZDA004O). PEA K is the Earth Venture Instrument (EVI)-5, a new opportunity to propose complete PI-led science investigations requiring spaceflight instrument or CubeSat(s) development. The full text of the EVI-5 PEA K of SALMON-3 is available on the NSPIRES page for NNH17ZDA004O-EVI5.
SALMON-3 PEA K is a Focused Mission of Opportunity that addresses a specific, NASA-identified flight opportunity that fulfills the solicited objectives and includes all of the elements specified in the PEA and in the SALMON-3 AO.
The investigation PI is responsible for conducting the proposed science investigation which includes, but is not limited to: (i) development and delivery of the instrument, instrument package, and/or CubeSat(s); (ii) working with NASA to integrate the instrument on the NASA-chosen platform and/or the complete CubeSat(s) onto the NASA-determined launch vehicle; (iii) commissioning, validating, and operating the instrument and/or CubeSat(s) on-orbit and required ground systems to carry out the proposed science investigation; (iv) preparing and delivering appropriate data analysis software, including required calibration data, analyzing the data, archiving all the proposed investigation data at one or more NASA-chosen Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) for public distribution to the scientific community, and reporting the results of the science investigation in the scientific literature.
The science goals and questions are described in Section 2 of the PEA. Any appropriate science question relevant to NASA’s Earth science goals may be addressed with the proposed investigations.
A Pre-Proposal Web Conference for EVI-5 is scheduled for July 19, 2018 at 1:00 PM (eastern time). Additional information regarding this web conference will be posted on the EVI-5 Acquisition Homepage.
Mandatory Notices of Intent are Due: August 1, 2018
Last Date for Submission of Questions: September 26, 2018
Proposals are Due: October 10, 2018
Due Date for Receipt of Proposal CD-ROMs: October 16, 2018
Questions specifically concerning this PEA should be directed to Hank Margolis at (subject line to read “EVI-5 AO”). Responses to all inquiries will be posted in the EVI-5 Q&A section of the EVI-5 Acquisition Homepage at Anonymity of those who submit questions will be preserved.

SpaceRef staff editor.