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Notice of Intent to Release a Solicitation for NASA LWS Geospace Radiation Belt Storm Probes Investigations

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Synopsis - Mar 23, 2005

General Information

Solicitation Number: Not--Applicable
Posted Date: Mar 23, 2005
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Mar 23, 2005
FedGrants Posted Date: Mar 23, 2005
Application Due Date Explanation: Proposals in response to this AO will be due 90 days after its formal release.
Classification Code: A -- Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541710 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences

Grant Specific Information

Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Funding Instrument Type: Procurement Contract
CFDA Number: 00.000
Cost Sharing or Matching Required: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: not available
Expected Number of Awards: not available
Ceiling Amount: none
Floor Amount: none
Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development (ST)
Eligible Applicants: 99 - Unrestricted

  Unrestricted

Link to Full Announcement: http://centauri.larc.nasa.gov/lws (select "Announcements")

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771

Description

Notice of Intent to Release a Solicitation for NASA LWS Geospace Radiation Belt Storm Probes Investigations

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) intends to release an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) Investigations in June 2005. These investigations will respond to the overall RBSP mission science objectives to provide understanding, ideally to the point of predictability, of how populations of relativistic electrons and ions in space are formed or changed in response to solar variations. The RBSP mission will require a variety of instruments to be carried on a two identical spacecraft to be launched in the early 2011 with a prime mission of two years. The launch services and spacecraft will be NASA-provided resources. Additionally, investigations proposing to achieve related science objectives through participation in Missions of Opportunity may be selected if their perceived value to the LWS Geospace Program is high. Proposals in response to this AO will be due 90 days after its formal release.

Participation in this AO will be open to all categories of U.S. and non-U.S. organizations, including educational institutions, industry, not-for-profit organizations, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, NASA Centers and other Government agencies.

An extended version of this announcement can be found on the Living with a Star Acquisition website at http://centauri.larc.nasa.gov/lws (select "Announcements").

NOTE: Potential proposers should be aware that the Announcement of Opportunity to be released in June 2005 could vary substantially from what is projected in this Notice.

Questions or comments about this intention to release an RBSP Investigations AO may be addressed in writing or by E-mail to the NASA LWS Geospace Program Scientist: Dr. Barbara L. Giles Ref.: LWS RBSP AO Earth-Sun System Division Mail Suite 3Q39, Science Mission Directorate National Aeronautics and Space Administration Washington, DC 20546-0001 E-mail: Barbara.Giles@nasa.gov (subject line to read "LWS RBSP AO").

Responses to all inquiries will be answered by E-mail and also posted weekly at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) location of the LWS Acquisition Program website noted above; anonymity of persons/institutions who submit questions will be preserved.

Point of Contact

Name: Dr. Barbara L Giles
Title: Discipline Scientist
Phone: (000) 000-0000
Fax: (000) 000-0000
Email: Barbara.Giles@nasa.gov

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