The In-Space Validation of Earth Science Technologies (InVEST) solicitation is focused on in-space, orbital Earth Science technology validation only. Airborne, balloon or sounding rocket flight validations are expressly excluded. Selected technologies will only be those that require validation in space. Proposers are responsible for providing their own access to space. Proposals that require procurement of launch services from foreign suppliers will not be considered for funding. Only instruments or subsystems that can make or advance the technology to enable relevant Earth science measurements will be accepted; components are specifically excluded from this call.
Technologies must be ready for launch within two years after award. Once on-orbit, the maximum time for validation of the technology must be one year or less. No science measurement is required. Demonstration of a science measurement is permitted if it is required to validate the technology. Science investigations are expressly excluded and will not be funded.
Notices of Intent are requested by October 17, 2012, and proposals are due by November 27, 2012.
On or about September 13, 2012, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2012" (NNH12ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity home page at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and will appear on the RSS feed at: http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2012 .
Questions concerning this program may be addressed to Michael Pasciuto, SMD Program Officer, Earth Science Technology Office, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001. Email: Michael.P.Pasciuto@nasa.gov; Telephone: (301) 286-0006.