Published: 
Nov 16, 2017

Amendment 48: D.8 SAT text changes and NOIs Required

ROSES-17 Amendment 48 changes the proposal submission process for D.8 the Strategic Astrophysics Technology (SAT) program to make Notices of Intent (NOI) mandatory. Proposals that are not preceded by an NOI maybe returned without review.

Over the next decade and beyond, NASA’s Astrophysics Division expects to undertake space flight missions that will explore the nature of the universe at its largest scales, its earliest moments, and its most extreme conditions; missions that will study how galaxies and stars formed and evolved to shape the universe we see today; and missions that will search and characterize the planets and planetary systems orbiting other stars. To enable implementation of these missions, the NASA Science Mission Directorate’s Astrophysics Division has established the Strategic Astrophysics Technology (SAT) program to support the maturation of key technologies from the point where feasibility has already been demonstrated (i.e., TRL 3), to the point at which they are feasible for implementation in space flight strategic missions (TRL 6-7).

This amendment changes the proposal submission process for this program element to make Notices of Intent (NOIs) mandatory. Proposals that are not preceded by an NOI may be returned without review. The due date for mandatory NOIs is January 25, 2018. The due date for proposals is March 15, 2018. In addition, a number of small changes have been made to the text. New text is in bold, deleted text is struck through.

The NASA points of contact for the three science program areas are listed at the end of the D.3 SAT text in the summary table of key information.