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NASA ROSES-21 Amendment 82: Release of Heliophysics Mission Concept Studies DRAFT text for Community Comment

By SpaceRef Editor
February 4, 2021
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The Heliophysics Mission Concept Studies (HMCS) program element of ROSES-2021 will fund six-month-long mission concept studies as part of community preparation for the next Solar and Space Physics Decadal Survey. These studies will be conducted by the proposal team, using mission design capabilities included in the proposal, and will result in a final mission concept report delivered to NASA. Additionally, NASA will support awardees submitting and briefing the mission concept to the Decadal Survey Committee. Mission concepts must be relevant to the Solar Terrestrial Probes program. Mission concepts relevant to the Living With a Star program are not solicited.


If the final text includes only minor changes/clarifications compared to the draft, the time from release to the Step-2 proposal due date may be fewer than 90 days.


ROSES-2020 Amendment 82 releases for community comment draft text for Heliophysics Mission Concept Studies. Comments on the draft text are due no later than February 18, 2021 via email to


On or about February 4, 2021, 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 the draft HMCS may be directed to Jared Leisner, who may be reached at


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