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NASA ROSES-19 Amendment 61: Step-1 due date delay for E.5 Applied Information Systems Research

By SpaceRef Editor
January 17, 2020
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ROSES-19 Amendment 61: This Amendment delays the Step-1 due date for E.5 Applied Information Systems Research.


The Applied Information Systems Research (AISR) program seeks innovative ideas for applying advanced information and related technologies to increase life cycle effectiveness and efficiency of SMD programs. This solicitation is for an instance called Autonomous Robotics Research for Ocean Worlds (ARROW) to develop autonomy software systems to significantly increase the robustness and productivity of future Ocean Worlds lander missions.


Specifically, ARROW would seek functional and system-level autonomous capabilities for future Ocean Worlds lander missions that:


a)    increase the productivity of surface science operations;

b)    reduce the frequency of ground control contact and uplink/downlink command cycles necessary for surface science operations; and

c)    enable autonomous adaptation to spacecraft faults, degradations, failures or other unexpected conditions.


Step-1 proposals are now due January 21, 2020. The Step-2 proposal due date remains unchanged at March 20, 2020.


On or about January 17, 2020, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2019” (NNH19ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at and will appear on the RSS feed at:


Point of contact concerning this program is Carolyn Mercer who may be reached at

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