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NASA ROSES-20 Amendment 54: Delay of Due Date for D.16 “Astrophysics Pioneers”

By SpaceRef Editor
September 17, 2020
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D.16 “Astrophysics Pioneers” program element of ROSES solicits proposals for Astrophysics space and sub-orbital science investigations that are greater in cost, scope and capability than normally possible within ROSES, e.g., the Astrophysics Research and Analysis (APRA) program(D.3 of ROSES-2020), but of lesser cost than the Astrophysics Explorers Mission of Opportunity program (e.g., PEA O of SALMON-3 for the 2019 opportunity). Investigations using platforms that include CubeSats (including constellations), SmallSats, Major Balloon Missions, and International Space Station (ISS)-attached payloads will be solicited. Technology development and maturation within the proposed project will be allowed, but the primary review criterion for selection will be the merit of the proposed science investigation.


ROSES-2020 Amendment 54 delays the proposal due date for proposals to D.16 “Astrophysics Pioneers” to give more time for proposers displaced by fires in the west. Proposals are now due October 8, 2020.


On or about September 17, 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 and will appear on SARA’s ROSES blog at:


Questions concerning D.16 “Astrophysics Pioneers” should be directed to Michael Garcia at


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