Published: 
Jun 17, 2019

Amendment 18: B.9 H-FORT Text Changes and Due Date Delay

ROSES-19 Amendment 18 changes both the text and the due date for B.9 Heliophysics Flight Opportunities for Research and Technology (H-FORT).

H-FORT seeks to advance the development of technologies and their application to enable investigation of key heliophysics science questions through demonstration of innovative technologies and associated science investigations in a relevant environment. To advance the Technology Readiness Levels of promising technologies through testing in a relevant environment, H-FORT utilizes the following sub-elements:

  • Low Cost Access to Space, which includes technology and associated science investigations that can be carried out with instruments flown on, e.g., suborbital rockets, stratospheric balloons, suborbital reusable launch vehicles and
  • SmallSats and Rideshare Opportunities, which includes technology and associated science investigations that can be carried out with instruments flown on SmallSats (including CubeSats) or payloads on the International Space Station (ISS), Department of Defense (DoD), or other rideshare opportunities.

This amendment changes both the text and the due date for B.9 Heliophysics Flight Opportunities for Research and Technology (H-FORT). In order to solicit observational support for Parker Solar Probe conjunctions via LCAS, Section 2.1 "Special Interest LCAS Topic: Parker Solar Probe Collaborative Investigations" has been added. Also, in Section 6, the "Number of new awards pending adequate proposals of merit" has been changed. Finally, proposals are now due September 17, 2019. New text is in bold and deleted text is struck through.

Questions regarding this program element in general and this amendment in particular may be directed to Dan Moses who may be reached at dan.moses@nasa.gov.