This ROSES program element for Explorer Program U.S. Participating Investigator (Explorer USPI) is released in conjunction with the Stand Alone Mission of Opportunity Notice (SALMON) Announcement of Opportunity (AO) Program Element Amendment (PEA) H7: Explorer 2011 Science Missions of Opportunity. The purpose is to solicit potential Explorer Program Mission of Opportunity (MO) investigations in which investigators participate as a Co-I for an instrument, experiment, or technology demonstration that is being built and flown by a sponsor agency other than NASA).
A proposed investigation as a U.S. Participating Investigator on a non-NASA space mission may be as a Co-I for an instrument, experiment, or technology demonstration that is being built and flown by a sponsor agency other than NASA. The Co-I role can include, but is not limited to, instrument design, modeling and simulation of the instrument’s operation and measurement performance, calibration of the instrument, scientific analysis and/or research of the data returned, and/or development of innovative data analysis techniques. A U.S. Participating Investigator may also serve as a member of a non-NASA space mission science or engineering team and participate in science team activities such as mission planning, mission operations, data processing, data analysis, and data archiving.
Notices of Intent to propose to Appendix E.7, Explorer USPI are due December 9, 2010. Proposals are due February 16, 2011. Table 2 and Table 3 of the Summary of Solicitation for this NRA have been updated to reflect this change.
Further information about this program element is available from Dr. Barbara L. Giles, Mail Stop 3R15, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001; Telephone: (202) 358-1762.