Status Report

NASA ROSES-21 Amendment 26: D.7 Strategic Astrophysics Technology will Focus on Upcoming Decadal Recommendations

By SpaceRef Editor
July 8, 2021
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Strategic Astrophysics Technology (SAT) supports the maturation of key technologies for potential infusion in space flight missions. Strongly endorsed by the 2010 Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the SAT program is a key element of the strategy adopted by the Astrophysics Division in implementing the Astro2010 recommendations (see the Astrophysics Implementation Plan at


ROSES-2021 Amendment 26 is an advance notice that this year proposals to D.7 SAT must be focused exclusively on the technology needs of missions recommended by the 2020 Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics, which will be issued shortly. Topics focused on technology development relevant to NASA Astrophysics but not pertaining to the missions recommended by the 2020 Decadal Survey may be submitted to D.3 Astrophysics Research and Analysis.


The due dates and full text of D.7 SAT will be released in a subsequent amendment following the release of the 2020 Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The due date for SAT proposals will be no fewer than 90 days after the release of that amendment.


We do not anticipate that the Astrophysics Technology Gaps List will be updated in time for SAT this year, so proposers should simply refer to the text of D.7 SAT once it is released to see which projects are in scope this year.


On or about July 8, 2021, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2021” (NNH21ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at and will appear on SARA’s ROSES blog at:


In addition to the Program Officers listed in the table below with their areas of expertise, the main point of contact concerning this program is: Mario R. Perez who may be reached


Questions concerning D.7 may also be directed to:


·        Doug Hudgins at, for Exoplanet Exploration

·        Valerie Connaughton at, for Physics of the Cosmos

·        Kartik Sheth at, for Cosmic Origins

SpaceRef staff editor.