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Notice of Intent to Release a Solicitation for NASA Mars Science Laboratory Investigations

By SpaceRef Editor
November 12, 2003
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Notice of Intent to Release a Solicitation for NASA Mars Science Laboratory Investigations


Office of Space Science (OSS), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), intends to release an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) in March 2004 timeframe to solicit proposals for Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission investigations for a space flight mission to be launched in December 2009. This AO is part of the Mars Exploration Program managed by the Solar System Exploration Division of OSS. Additional information about the intent and the likely capabilities of the MSL rover is located at: . These investigations will respond to the overall MSL science objective to explore and quantitatively assess Mars as a potential habitat for life, past or present.

Participation in this AO will be open to all categories of organizations both foreign and domestic, including educational institutions, industry, nonprofit organizations, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, NASA Centers and other Government agencies. Principal Investigators are responsible for and may assemble their investigation teams from any of these organizations. This solicitation will be open for 90 days after its release.

Questions or comments about this planned solicitation may be addressed to the NASA Program Scientist for the Mars Science Laboratory: Dr. Michael Meyer, Ref.: MSL-FBO 2003, Solar System Exploration Division, Code SE, Office of Space Science, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546-0001; E-mail:; Telephone: (202) 358-0307; Facsimile: (202) 358-3097.

Point of Contact

  • Name: Dr. Michael A. Meyer
  • Title: Program Scientist
  • Phone: (202) 358-0307
  • Fax: (202) 358-3097
  • Email:

General Information

  • Solicitation Number: MSL-FBO-2003
  • NAIS Posted Date: Nov 12, 2003
  • FedBizOpps Posted Date: Nov 12, 2003
  • FedGrants Posted Date: Nov 12, 2003
  • Application Due Date: Jun 15, 2004
  • Application Due Date Explanation: The solicitation will be open for 90 days afer its release.
  • Classification Code: A — Research and Development
  • Grant Specific Information
  • Funding Instrument Type: Grant
  • Funding Instrument Type: Procurement Contract
  • CFDA Number: 00.000
  • Cost Sharing or Matching Required: No
  • Estimated Total Program Funding: not available
  • Expected Number of Awards: not available
  • Ceiling Amount: none
  • Floor Amount: none
  • Funding Activity Science and Technology and other Research and Development (ST)
  • Eligible Applicants 99 – Unrestricted
  • Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted
  • Link to Full Announcement:
  • Contracting Office Address NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771

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