Status Report

NASA ROSES-08 Amendment 20: Final text for: Living With a Star Targeted Research and Technology

By SpaceRef Editor
July 21, 2008
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This amendment provides the final text for Appendix B.6 entitled “Living With a Star Targeted Research and Technology” and for Appendix B.7 entitled “Living With a Star Targeted Research and Technology: Strategic Capability.” The goal of NASA’s Living With a Star (LWS) Program is to develop the scientific understanding needed to effectively address those aspects of Heliophysics science that may affect life and society.

The LWS Targeted Research and Technology (TR&T) program element described in Appendix B.6 solicits proposals leading to a physics-based understanding of the integral system linking the Sun to the Solar System both directly and via the heliosphere, planetary magnetospheres, and ionospheres. The TR&T program’s objectives can be achieved by data analysis, theory, and modeling, and the development of tools and methods (e.g., software for data handling).

Strategic goals of immediate concern to NASA’s LWS program have been identified in the LWS TR&T Steering Committee 2008 Report (available at This year we are soliciting two Strategic Capabilities through the program element described in Appendix B.7: (i) Integrated model of the atmosphere and ionosphere, and (ii) Solar Spectral Irradiance Models on Multiple Time Scales for Coupling to Atmospheric/Climate Models.

The due dates remain the same. Notices of Intent to propose are due September 19, 2008. Proposals are due October 17, 2008.

On or about July 21, 2008, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2008” (NNH08ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at “Solicitations” then “Open Solicitations” then “NNH08ZDA001N”).

Further information about the Living With a Start Targeted Research and Technology program is available from Dr. Madhulika Guhathakurta, Heliophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546-0001; Telephone: (202) 358-1992 ; E-mail:

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