Published: 
Nov 7, 2019

Amendment 52: C.3 SSW Lunar Change in Scope and Delay of Due Dates

ROSES-19 Amendment 52 announces a change in scope, due dates, and a point of contact for C.3 Solar System Workings.

Solar System Workings (SSW) supports research into atmospheric, climatological, dynamical, geologic, geophysical, and geochemical processes occurring on planetary bodies, satellites, and other minor bodies (including rings) in the Solar System. This call seeks to address the physical and chemical processes that affect the surfaces, interiors, atmospheres, exospheres, and magnetospheres of planetary bodies. The Solar System Workings program is open to investigations relevant to surfaces and interiors of planetary bodies, planetary atmospheres, rings, orbital dynamics, and exospheres and magnetospheres. The Solar System Workings program values the potential of interdisciplinary efforts to solve key scientific questions. The program also values research in comparative planetology. Research supported by this call may cover a wide range of investigations including theoretical studies, data synthesis relevant to the physical and chemical processes affecting planetary systems, sample-based studies of extraterrestrial materials, laboratory studies that examine physical or chemical properties and processes, studies of sample or analog materials of other Solar System bodies, field studies of terrestrial analogs of planetary environments, and theoretical, analytical, and numerical modeling of physical or chemical processes.

Amendment 52 announces changes in scope and due dates for C.3 Solar System Workings. The changes are: 1) The exclusion in Section 2.1 of certain types of lunar research has been removed, giving proposers the option of submitting work on lunar materials in response to this call, 2) the points of contact in Section 5 have been updated, and 3) the due dates have been changed. NOIs are now requested by November 22, 2019 and proposals are due February 6, 2020.

Questions regarding this program element in general and this amendment in particular may be directed to the SSW caucus at hq-ssw@mail.nasa.gov.