Status Report

NASA Announcement of Opportunity: Discovery 2014

By SpaceRef Editor
November 13, 2014
Filed under ,

Synopsis – Nov 05, 2014


General Information


    Solicitation Number: NNH14ZDA014O

    Posted Date: Nov 05, 2014

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: Nov 05, 2014

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    Original Response Date: Feb 16, 2015

    Current Response Date: Feb 16, 2015

    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




The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is releasing a Discovery 2014 Announcement of Opportunity (NNH14ZDA004O). The Discovery Program conducts Principal Investigator (PI)-led space science investigations relevant to SMD’s planetary science programs. Discovery Program investigations must address NASAs strategic objective to ascertain the content, origin, and evolution of the Solar System and the potential for life elsewhere.


Upon release, the full text of the AO and all appendices will be available electronically at . A preproposal conference will be held in November 2014; see for details.


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.


NASA expects to select at least one Discovery mission to proceed into Phase B and subsequent mission phases.


This AO incorporates a number of changes relative to the previous Discovery Program AO and to the Draft Discovery 2014 AO. All proposers must read this AO carefully, and all proposals must comply with the requirements, constraints, and guidelines contained within the AO.


Comments and questions may be addressed in writing or by E-mail to: Dr. Michael H. New, Discovery Program Lead Scientist, Planetary Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001; E-mail: (subject line to read “Discovery 2014 AO”); Phone: 202-358-1766; FAX: 202-358-3097.


Responses to all inquiries will be answered by E-mail and also posted to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) location of the Discovery Program Acquisition website at ; anonymity of persons and institutions who submit questions will be preserved.


This notice constitutes a NASA Research Announcement as contemplated in FAR 6.102(d)(2).


Point of Contact


    Name: Dr Michael New

    Title: Lead Discovery Program Scientist – SMD NASA HQs

    Phone: 202-358-1766

    Fax: 202-358-3097



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