NASA's Science Mission Directorate supports science and/or technology payloads on suborbital sounding rockets, stratospheric balloons, or other platforms via Appendix B.4 SHP and D.3 APRA to support the strategic goals of the Heliophysics and Astrophysics Divisions, respectively. See Section 1.4 of Appendix B.4 and Section 1.2.2 of Appendix D.3 for more information.
The Sounding Rocket Program is planning to provide launches from Woomera, Australia, in the fall of calendar year 2014 and again in the spring of calendar year 2016, subject to the availability of funds. Investigators responding to the ROSES 10 Appendix B.4 (SHP) and D.3 (APRA) solicitations may propose sounding rocket flights launched from this southern hemisphere site for either opportunity. Normal payload recovery is anticipated for flights using either the Black Brant IX or Black Brant XI launch vehicles.
For more information on specifics of this new launch opportunity, potential proposers are encouraged to contact Philip Eberspeaker, Sounding Rocket Program Office, Code 810, Wallops Flight Facility, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Wallops Island, VA 23337, Telephone: (757) 824-2202, E-mail.
General information about Appendix B.4, Heliophysics Research: Solar and Heliospheric Science, is available from Jeffrey Newmark, Heliophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, Telephone: (202) 358-0684, E-mail.
Information on the Sounding Rocket Program within the Astrophysics Division is available from Wilt Sanders, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, Telephone: (202) 358-1319, E-mail.