Feb 19, 2019

Amendment 64: New Opportunity in C.30 Planetary Mission Concept Studies

On or about February 19, 2019, Amendment 64 will create a new opportunity in program element C.30 Planetary Mission Concept Studies.

NASA has started preparations for the 2023 Planetary Science Decadal Survey and one of the tasks of the 2023 Decadal Survey Committee will be to recommend a portfolio of planetary science missions. The Decadal Survey Committee may choose to recommend a portfolio of missions containing a mix of prioritized large- and medium-size mission concepts, or even a program of competed medium- size missions. NASA and the community are interested in providing appropriate input to the 2023 Decadal Survey regarding medium/large-size mission concepts. To this end, NASA is soliciting proposals to conduct mission concept studies in planetary science. Results of the selected studies will be provided by NASA as input to the 2023 Decadal Survey.

For program element, C.30 Planetary Mission Concept Studies, mandatory NOIs are due by March 22, 2019, and the due date for 10-page proposals is May 21, 2019. Any new information that comes out of or questions sent to the NASA point of contact will be posted in a FAQ on the NSPIRES web page for this program element.

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