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NASA ROSES-20 Amendment 36: DART Participating Scientist Program Final Text Released

By SpaceRef Editor
June 25, 2020
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ROSES-2020 Amendment 36 releases final text for C.21 The DART PSP. 


The objective of the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Participating Scientist Program (PSP) is to enhance the scientific return of the DART mission through new investigations, conducted during the primary flight and post-flight phases (mission Phases E and F), that broaden and/or complement DART’s primary investigation. 


The DART-PSP solicits proposals for science investigations to be carried out during the primary flight and post-flight phases that significantly enhance the scientific return of the DART mission and that address outstanding questions related to Planetary Defense. Proposed investigations shall have science objectives directed toward understanding the Didymos system in particular, and (optionally) near-Earth asteroids in general. Proposed activities may include any or all of: (a) analysis of raw and/or calibrated spacecraft data, (b) acquisition and/or analysis of ground-based data, (c) model development and/or fitting, (d) data interpretation, (e) correlative studies, (f) laboratory experiments, and (g) fundamental theory.


This program requires a Notice of Intent (NOI). Proposals that are not preceded by the mandatory NOI may be returned without review. Mandatory NOIs are due August 10, 2020 and proposals are due September 24, 2020.


On or about June 25, 2020, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2020” (NNH20ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at will appear on SARA’s ROSES blog at:


Questions concerning C.21 DART PSP may be directed to Thomas Statler at: 


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