This program element solicits proposals for the acquisition and analysis of new scientific data from the Kepler mission, which is the tenth mission launched under NASA's Discovery Program. Cycle 5 will be the first full cycle of Guest Observer (GO) observations in Kepler's extended mission phase, and with that transition the scope of the program has now been expanded to include proposals for exoplanet and exoplanet-related scientific observations. Specifically, under Cycle 5, the Kepler GO program is open to:
i) proposals addressing any area of astrophysics outside of the exoplanet Key Project study (see Section 1.3.1);
ii) proposals for short cadence observations of known exoplanet candidates that are not currently being observed in short cadence; and
iii) proposals for long cadence observations of new targets for the identification of planets transits.
Notices of Intent are requested by December 7, 2012, and proposals are due by January 18, 2013.
On or about October 1, 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 homepage at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and will appear on the RSS feed at: http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2012.
Technical questions concerning this program element may be directed to: Martin Still, Kepler Guest Observer Office, NASA Ames Research Center, MS 244-30 Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000. E-mail: email@example.com; Telephone: (650) 604-2018;
NASA point of contact for programmatic information is Dr. Douglas Hudgins Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001. Telephone: (202) 358-0988; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org