Corrections to D.12 Astrophysics Science Smallsat Studies
Last month NASA's Astrophysics division released text for program element D.12 Astrophysics Science Smallsat Studies that solicits studies of low-cost spaceflight mission concepts using small spacecraft in standard form factors, including CubeSats, CubeSat constellations, and secondary (RideShare) payloads launched as ESPA and ESPA-grande-ring compatible spacecraft.
Inconsistent information about the duration of awards has been corrected in this program element. The awards are expected to be twelve months in duration. Also, two additional Design Assistance Points of Contact have been added to Section 3.1. New text is in bold, and deleted text is struck through. NOIs are not requested and proposals are due December 19, 2019.