Status Report

NASA Draft Explorer 2010 Announcement of Opportunity

By SpaceRef Editor
July 15, 2010
Filed under , ,

Synopsis – Jun 24, 2010

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNH10ZDA008J
Posted Date: Jun 24, 2010
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jun 24, 2010
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
FedGrants Posted Date: Jun 24, 2010
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)

Grant Specific Information

Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Funding Instrument Type: Procurement Contract
CFDA Number: 00.000
Cost Sharing or Matching Required: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: not available
Expected Number of Awards: not available
Ceiling Amount: none
Floor Amount: none
Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development (ST)
Eligible Applicants: 99 – Unrestricted
Link to Full Announcement:

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 Draft Explorer 2010 Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for community review and comment (NNH10ZDA008J). Upon the release date, the full text of the Explorer 2010 Draft AO and all appendices will be available at .

The Explorer Program conducts Principal Investigator (PI)-led space science investigations relevant to SMD’s astrophysics and heliophysics programs. Explorer investigations must address NASA’s goals to advance the understanding of the Sun and its effects on Earth and the Solar System and/or 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.

NASA will hold an Explorer Program Workshop (including a Potential Bidders Conference) on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 in the Washington, DC area to provide an overview of the Draft Explorer 2010 AO and to address any questions. Information about the Conference will be made available on the Explorer Program Acquisition website at .

The comment period for the Draft Explorer 2010 AO ends on July 16, 2010.

The issuance of the Draft Explorer 2010 AO does not obligate NASA to issue the Explorer 2010 AO 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 may be addressed in writing or by e-mail to the Explorer Program Acquisition Scientist: Dr. Barbara L. Giles, Ref.: Explorer EX AO, Heliophysics Division, Mail Suite 3R15, Science Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546-0001, E-mail: (subject line to read “Explorer EX AO”). Responses to all inquiries will be answered by e-mail and also posted weekly at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) location of the Explorer Program Acquisition website at ; anonymity of persons/institutions who submit questions will be preserved.

Point of Contact

Name: Dr. Barbara L Giles
Title: AST-Science Program Management
Phone: 202-358-1762
Fax: 202-358-3987

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