NASA ROSES-14 Amendment 47: Revised text for D.8: SAT

Status Report From: NASA Science Mission Directorate
Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ROSES-14 Amendment 47: Revised text for D.8, Strategic Astrophysics Technology.

The Astrophysics Division has established the Strategic Astrophysics Technology (SAT) program to support the maturation of key technologies to the point at which they are feasible for implementation in space flight missions. The 2010 Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics charts a path of discovery for the next decade and beyond that spans the three science program areas of the Astrophysics Division: Exoplanet Exploration, Physics of the Cosmos, and Cosmic Origins. Negotiating that path necessarily requires - either explicitly or implicitly - advancements in technology in each of these science areas. The SAT program is a key component in the Astrophysics Division’s efforts to foster those advancements. The SAT Program is designed to support the maturation of technologies whose feasibility has already been demonstrated (i.e., TRL 3), to the point where they can be incorporated into NASA flight missions (TRL 6-7).

Amendment 47 presents revised text for D.8, Strategic Astrophysics Technology. This amendment makes a number of changes to this call and the major ones are as follows: In Section 1 Tables D.8.1 and D.8.2 have been updated to reflect the current NASA Procedural Requirement 7123.1B definitions of Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs). In Section 2, some technology efforts previously of interest to TDEM have become directed technology efforts for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope/Astrophysics Focused Telescope Assets (WFIRST-AFTA) and are not solicited here. In Section 4, a handful of changes reflect the current interests of the Technology Development for the Cosmic Origins Program (TCOR): (1) next generation detectors, (2) optical coatings, gratings and filters, and (3) precision large optics. New text is in bold and deleted text is struck through. The due dates remain unchanged: Notices of Intent are requested January 23, 2015, and Proposals are due March 20, 2015.

On or about December 16, 2014, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2014" (NNH14ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at and will appear on the RSS feed at:

NASA points of contact concerning this program are as follows:

TCOR Mario R. Perez (202) 358-1535

TDEM Douglas Hudgins (202) 358-0988

TPCOS Rita M. Sambruna (202) 358-2166

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