Status Report

NASA HQ Announcement of Opportunity for the Explorer Program: Small Explorers and Missions of Opportunity

By SpaceRef Editor
September 10, 2007
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Synopsis – Sep 10, 2007

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNH07ZDA003O
Posted Date: Sep 10, 2007
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Sep 10, 2007
FedGrants Posted Date: Sep 10, 2007
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541710 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences

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


Release Date: September 28, 2007
Notice of Intent: November 16, 2007
Proposals Due: January 15, 2008

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is releasing a NASA Announcement of Opportunity (NNH07ZDA003O), for the Explorer Program: Small Explorers (SMEX) and Missions of Opportunity. NASA expects to select up to three SMEX missions to proceed into Phase B and subsequent mission phases. NASA desires to launch the first SMEX mission by late 2011 or 2012; the launch-by date for all SMEX missions is April 30, 2014. One or more Missions of Opportunity, including participation in non-SMD space missions, small complete missions and new science missions using existing spacecraft, may also be selected. The science objectives covered by the AO include those of the SMD heliophysics research program and the astrophysics research program. Refer to the SMD World Wide Web homepage at for further information about these programs.

Participation is open to all categories of organizations (U.S. and non-U.S), including educational institutions, industry, not-for-profit organizations, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), NASA Centers, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and other Government agencies. This solicitation will be open from September 28, 2007, through January 15, 2008. Upon the release date, the full text of the AO and all appendices will be available electronically via the World Wide Web site .

A preproposal conference will be held November 6, 2007, in Washington, DC; see for details. Submission dates for PI pre-screening requests are Oct. 12, 26, November 16, and December 7, 2007.

Direct questions specifically regarding this solicitation to: Dr. Hashima Hasan; Explorer Program Scientist; Astrophysics Division; Mail Suite 3W39; Science Mission Directorate; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Washington, DC 20546-0001; TEL: (202) 358-0692; E-mail: [email protected] (subject line to read “SMEX AO”).

This notice constitutes a NASA Research Announcement as contemplated in FAR 6.102(d)(2). Notwithstanding the posting of this opportunity at,, or at both sites, NASA reserves the right to determine the appropriate award instrument for each proposal selected pursuant to this announcement.

Point of Contact

Name: Dr. Hashima Hasan
Title: Program Scientist
Phone: 202-358-0692
Fax: 202-358-3096
Email: [email protected]

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