Amendment 35: C.23 Analog Activities to Support Artemis Lunar Operations New Due Date and Major Text Revision.

C.23 Analog Activities to Support Artemis Lunar Operations supports participation in one or more of NASA's Human Exploration-sponsored analog activities. The intent of these analog exercises is to provide feedback and inputs to the design of hardware, software, and operational procedures being developed for lunar exploration with crew that is supported by a science team in Mission Control. Awards are expected to cover pre-mission planning/coordinating, researcher time in the field and/or in Mission Control during the test, associated travel costs, and time to synthesize the results of the analog activity to provide feedback to NASA in a timely manner in order to influence ongoing lunar architecture development. These awards are capped at $30,000 and are for one person, for one year in duration. Awards are contingent upon occurrence of the analog field campaign activities.

The focus of this program is on supporting high-fidelity science operations and operations constraints through analog mission campaigns, including, but not limited to, Joint Extravehicular Activity Test Team and Desert Research and Technology Studies. 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 one or more of these analog mission activities.

Areas of specific interest to the Science Mission Directorate include, but are not limited to:

  1. Defining and assessing Science Evaluation Room team structures for science activities during human surface missions;
  2. Understanding and optimizing human and robotic performance to maximize scientific return during human surface missions;
  3. Developing 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
  4. Developing surface science scenarios for use in mission architecture planning and assessing potential science payload manifesting.

ROSES-2022 Amendment 35 releases a major revision to the text and the due date for proposals has changed: proposals are now due December 6, 2022.

On or about July 26, 2022, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2022" (NNH22ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at

Questions concerning C.23 Analog Activities to Support Artemis Lunar Operations may be directed to Sarah Noble at

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