Status Report

Draft NASA AO for Astrophysics Explorer Missions of Opportunity Released for Community Comment

By SpaceRef Editor
July 15, 2014
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Synopsis – Jul 14, 2014

General Information

    Solicitation Number: NNH14ZDA012J

    Posted Date: Jul 14, 2014

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jul 14, 2014

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    Original Response Date: Aug 04, 2014

    Current Response Date: Aug 04, 2014

    Classification Code: A — Research and Development

    NAICS Code: 541712


Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771


On July 14, 2014, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is releasing a solicitation for community review and comment: the Draft 2014 Astrophysics Explorer Missions of Opportunity (MO) Program Element Appendix (PEA) for the Second Stand Alone Missions of Opportunity Notice (SALMON-2) AO. Upon the release date, the full text will be available at .

The Astrophysics Explorers Program conducts Principal Investigator (PI)-led space science investigations relevant to SMD’s astrophysics programs. Explorer investigations must address NASA’s goals to discover the origin, structure, evolution, and destiny of the Universe and search for Earth-like planets.

Participation is open to all categories of organizations or institutions, U.S. or non-U.S., including educational, industrial, and not-for-profit institutions, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs), NASA Centers, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and other Government agencies.

The comment period for the Draft 2014 Astrophysics Explorer MO PEA ends on August 4, 2014.

The issuance of the Draft 2014 Astrophysics Explorer MO PEA does not obligate NASA to issue a 2014 Astrophysics Explorer MO PEA and solicit proposals. Any costs incurred by prospective investigators in preparing submissions in response to any of these draft solicitations are incurred completely at the submitter’s own risk.

Comments on the draft may be addressed in writing or by E-mail to the Astrophysics Explorer Program Scientist: Dr. Wilton T. Sanders, Astrophysics Division, Mail Suite 3U16, Science Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546-0001, E-mail: (subject line to read “SMEX AO”). Responses to all inquiries will be answered by E-mail and also posted weekly at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) location of the Astrophysics Explorer Program Acquisition website at ; anonymity of persons/institutions who submit questions will be preserved.


Point of Contact

    Name: Dr Wilton T. Sanders

    Title: Astrophysics Explorer Program Scientist

    Phone: 202-358-1319

    Fax: 202-358-3062



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