Jun 24, 2019

Amendment 19 B.6 Living With a Star Science Final Text

The Living With a Star (LWS) Program emphasizes the science necessary to understand those aspects of the Sun and Earth’s space environment that affect life and society. The ultimate goal of the LWS Program is to provide a scientific understanding of the system that leads to predictive capability of the space environment conditions at Earth, other planetary systems, and in the interplanetary medium.

The LWS program objectives are as follows:

  1. Understand how the Sun varies and what drives solar variability.
  2. Understand how the Earth and planetary systems respond to dynamic external and internal drivers.
  3. Understand how and in what ways dynamic space environments affect human and robotic exploration activities.

The LWS Program seeks to make progress in understanding the complex Heliophysics system, focusing on the fundamental science of the most critical interconnections. Further information on the LWS Program can be found at the LWS website (

This amendment releases final text for B.6 Living With a Star Science. Step-1 proposals are due December 5, 2019 and Step-2 proposals are due by February 27, 2020.

Questions concerning this program element may be directed to Simon Plunkett at