From: NASA Science Mission Directorate
Posted: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
The NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) has released a fourth Community Announcement as an amendment to the www.SAM.gov notice ID NNH20ZDA016L at https://sam.gov/opp/
concerning its intention to solicit investigations for the New Frontiers Program.
As announced in the PDF document entitled “NASA Fiscal Year 2023 Congressional Justification (full budget request)” available at https://www.nasa.gov/news/
Release of this fourth notice:
Release of fifth notice providing major parameters of AO:
August 2022 (target)
Release of draft AO:
November 2022 (target)
Release of final AO:
November 2023 (target)
~ 3 weeks after final AO release
March 2024 (target)
Selection for competitive Phase A studies:
December 2024 (target)
Concept study reports due:
January 2026 (target)
October 2026 (target)
The New Frontiers 5 AO, however, may contain provisions that differ substantially from this special notice, and the provisions in any final AO will take precedence. The New Frontiers 5 AO will be based on the SMD Standard PI-led Mission AO Template available at http://soma.larc.nasa.gov/
NASA has not approved the issuance of the New Frontiers 5 AO in draft or final. This special notice does not obligate NASA to issue the AO and solicit proposals. Any costs incurred by prospective investigators in preparing submissions in response to this email or the planned Draft New Frontiers 5 AO are incurred completely at the submitter's own risk.
Further information, as it becomes available, will be posted on the New Frontiers 5 Acquisition website at https://newfrontiers.larc.
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