Status Report

NASA ROSES-14 Amendment 44: Release of a new call: C.21, SIMPLEx

By SpaceRef Editor
December 10, 2014
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ROSES-14 Amendment 44: Release of a new call: C.21, Small, Innovative Missions for Planetary Exploration

The Small, Innovative Missions for Planetary Exploration (SIMPLEx) call supports the formulation and development of science investigations that require a spaceflight mission that can be accomplished using small spacecraft. All proposed investigations must be responsive to the goals of the Planetary Science Division as described in the 2014 Science Mission Directorate Science Plan available at Proposed investigations may target any body in the Solar System except for the Earth and Sun, in order to advance the objectives outlined in the Science Plan. Investigations of extra?solar planets are not solicited in this NRA.

Proposals to this program will be taken by a two-step process in which the Notice of Intent is replaced by a mandatory Step-1 proposal that must be submitted by an Authorized Organizational Representative. Only proposers who submit a Step-1 proposal will be eligible to submit a Step-2 (full) proposal. Potential proposers are strongly encouraged to carefully read the information about the 2-step proposal process provided in Section IV(b)(vii) of the ROSES-2014 Summary of Solicitation and Section 6 of C.21.

Step-1 proposals are due January 13, 2015, and Step-2 proposals are due March 13, 2015.

On or about December 10, 2014, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2014” (NNH14ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at and will appear on the RSS feed at:

Questions concerning this program element may be directed to Janice Buckner at or 202 358-0183

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