Oct 20, 2022

F.10 PRISM Text Update, FAQ update, and Preproposal Conference Slides

Three announcements related to F.10 Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM): The text has been updated, the FAQ has been updated, and Preproposal Conference Slides have been posted. The updated FAQ (dated 10/20) and the Preproposal Conference Slides may both be found under “Other documents” on the NSPIRES page for F.10 PRISM.

The F.10 PRISM text update includes the following:

  • The duration of lunar night has been adjusted to 348 hours in Sections 3.1 and 3.1.2.
  • Section 3.1.2 has been modified: Antennae height will be vendor design-dependent, so proposers should identify landing sites and targets for exploration, with the understanding that specific science sites may need to be adjusted to accommodate different designs. Proposals that request a destination with difficult terrain and a complex traverse path will risk being deemed not accommodatable. Proposers should explain why maintaining comm with a rover at the proposed destination will not be a challenge.
  • Guidance has been provided in Section 3.1.2 for proposers that require the CLPS vendor to acquire context imagery to meet proposed science objectives.
  • Section 3.4.1 has been updated to provide additional guidance indicating that payloads that require special accommodations for thermal protection to adhere to survive the night power constraints shall include those accommodations in the proposed payload suite, subject to the mass and resource constraints provided in the call. The CLPS provider will not allocate more than 20 Watts to maintain the PRISM payload suite electronics above their survival temperature.

The proposal due date is unchanged. Step-2 proposals for F.10 PRISM are due December 20, 2022.

Questions and comments about F.10 PRISM or these changes maybe directed to Debra Needham and Ryan Watkins at