This ROSES program element for Astrophysics Explorer U.S. Participating Investigator (APEX USPI) is released in conjunction with release of Amendment 3 to the Second Stand Alone Mission of Opportunity Notice (SALMON-2) Announcement of Opportunity (AO) Program Element Amendment (PEA) L: Astrophysics Explorer Mission of Opportunity.
The Astrophysics Explorer U.S. Participating Investigators amendment solicits potential Astrophysics Explorer Mission of Opportunity (MO) investigations in which investigators participate as a Co-I for an instrument, experiment, or technology demonstration that is being built and flown by a sponsor agency other than NASA. The Co-I role can include, but is not limited to, instrument design, modeling and simulation of the instrument's operation and measurement performance, calibration of the instrument, scientific analysis and/or research of the data returned, and/or development of innovative data analysis techniques. A U.S. Participating Investigator may also serve as a member of a non-NASA space mission science or engineering team and participate in science team activities such as mission planning, mission operations, data processing, data analysis, and data archiving. Regardless of the nature of the U.S. Participating Investigator role, an investigation proposed under this category must be for a science or technology investigation that addresses NASA Astrophysics science goals and research objectives.
Notices of Intent are requested by October 12, 2012, and proposals are due by December 14, 2012.
On or about September 14, 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 Wilton Sanders, Astrophysics Explorer Program Scientist, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001. Email: email@example.com; Telephone: (202) 358-1319.