The focus of C.29 Analog Activities to Support Artemis Lunar Operations: Desert RATS 2022 field campaign is on supporting high-fidelity science operations and operations constraints through planetary field campaigns, specifically the Desert Research and Technology Studies (D-RATS) 2022 field campaign. Funding provided in this year's program element is intended to enable researchers to participate as science team members in the planning, execution, and analysis of D-RATS.
Areas of specific interest to the Science Mission Directorate include, but are not limited to:
- Defining and assessing science support team structures for science activities during human surface missions;
- Understanding and optimizing human and robotic performance to maximize scientific return during human surface missions;
- Defining science requirements for human missions, including requirements for mobility, navigation, communications, in-situ analysis, surface laboratory functionality, crew scheduling, and sample acquisition, handling, documentation, and curation; and
- Developing surface science scenarios for use in mission architecture planning and assessing potential science payload manifesting.
ROSES-2021 Amendment 54 presents a new Opportunity in ROSES-2021 with the release of this Program Element. Notices of Intent to propose are not requested and proposals are due February 8, 2022.
On or about December 9, 2021, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2021" (NNH21ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at https://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2021.