C.25 Artemis III Geology Team (A3GT) solicits proposals for the complete Artemis III Geology Team, which will support Artemis III mission operations and will function as part of the Science Evaluation Room, or the science backroom, for the mission. Each proposal must include an entire team. A single team will be selected from this call. Members of the selected A3GT will be part of the broader Artemis Science Team, which consists of the Artemis Internal Science Team, the A3GT (this opportunity), teams selected from the Artemis Deployed Instruments call (F.12 of ROSES), and participating scientists selected from a future Artemis III Participating Scientist Program call.
The A3GT will participate, along with the rest of the broader Artemis Science Team, in the definition of scientific objectives to be addressed by the Artemis III mission, the design and execution of the surface campaign to satisfy those objectives, and the evaluation of the data returned by the mission, including preliminary examination of returned samples. The A3GT will contribute to support of real-time mission operations, the collection and assessment of scientific data and mission-relevant information. After the AIII surface mission is completed, members of the A3GT will help produce AIII preliminary geology mission and science reports. Members of the A3GT with relevant experience will participate in the preliminary examination of samples at the direction of Astromaterials Curation at the Johnson Space Center, an activity that will culminate in the publication of a catalog, or catalogs, of collected samples. Once the preliminary geology report and preliminary examination catalog are published, A3GT members will be able to request samples from the mission for further research coincident with the rest of the scientific community.
On or about January 24, 2023, 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 https://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2022.