Amendment 74: Sustainable Land Imaging-Technology Final Text and Due Dates

This program is no longer solicited in ROSES-2022 - see amendment 85.

The goals of Sustainable Land Imaging-Technology (SLI-T; A.48 of ROSES) are to research, develop, and demonstrate new measurement technologies that improve upon the Nation’s current land imaging capabilities while at the same time reduce the overall program cost for future SLI measurements. The SLI-T program seeks to:

  • Reduce the risk, cost, size, volume, mass, and development time for the next generation SLI instruments, while still meeting or exceeding the current land imaging program capabilities;
  • Improve the temporal, spatial, and spectral resolution of SLI measurements; and
  • Enable new SLI measurements that can improve the program’s operational efficiency and reduce the overall costs of the Nation’s land imaging capabilities.

As discussed in more detail in Section 1.4 of the text, this program element requests proposals for technology development activities aimed specifically at: (1) demonstrating improved, innovative, full-instrument concepts for potential infusion into the architecture and design of missions beyond Landsat-10; and (2) development and technical maturation at the component and/or breadboard-level of technologies that have long-term potential to significantly improve future land imaging instruments and systems through substantial architecture changes.

ROSES-2022 Amendment 74 releases final text and due dates for A.48 SLI-T. Notices of intent are requested by January 3, 2023, and proposals are due March 1, 2023.

On or about December 5, 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 A.48 SLI-T may be directed to Sachidananda Babu at

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