NASA SCHEDULE FOR HAYABUSA 2 PARTICIPATING SCIENTIST PROGRAM
NASA intends to release ROSES-2014 C.19, the call for Participating Scientist and Sample Scientist proposals to enhance the scientific return from the Hayabusa2 mission in December 2014.
The purpose of this call is to broaden participation in the Hayabusa2 mission, augment the existing science team to include new investigations that enhance and/or complement the currently funded
investigations, and maximize the contribution of the mission to the scientific understanding and future exploration of asteroids. Equally important this will increase the number of scientists supporting mission planning and execution. While a large fraction of the planned observations will be planned in advance, real-time response to a brand-new set of observations is expected to result in an ongoing requirement for significant replanning.
The due date for Step-2 proposals will be no less than 90 days after the release of the call. NASA anticipates that instrument scientist awards from proposals submitted to C.19 will receive funding starting in FY 2016 and the Sample Scientist awards starting with a small amount in 2017.