Published: 
Dec 4, 2015

Amendment 32: Release of K2 Guest Observer Cycle 4

This amendment releases a new opportunity, K2 Guest Observer (GO) Cycle 4 in Program Element D.13. The text in this program element is different from that which appeared as K2 GO Cycle 3 in program element D.7, so please read it carefully.
 
Program element D.13 of ROSES-2015 solicits proposals for the acquisition and analysis of new scientific data from the K2 mission. K2 repurposes the space-borne hardware and ground-based operations of the Kepler mission for a pointed survey of predetermined locations along the ecliptic plane. The single, visible-wavelength instrument on board K2 provides high-precision photometry capability, with short cadence and long cadence modes (1 minute and 30 minute exposures, respectively), and provides a powerful tool for broadband variability analyses of planetary, stellar, extragalactic, and solar system sources.
 
The execution of the K2 Guest Observer Cycle 4 is contingent upon the outcome of the 2016 Senior Review. Mandatory Step-1 proposals are due February 5, 2016, and Step-2 proposals are due March 4, 2016.

Technical questions concerning this program element may be directed to the Kepler Science Center at keplergo@mail.arc.nasa.gov.
 
The NASA point of contact for programmatic information is Mario Perez at mario.perez@nasa.gov.