DRAFT AOS FOR SMALL ASTROPHYSICS EXPLORER MISSIONS AND ASTROPHYSICS EXPLORER MISSIONS OF OPPORTUNITY

Comments Due: August 4, 2014

Two draft solicitations for community review and comment have been released: the Draft 2014 Small Astrophysics Explorer (SMEX) Announcement of Opportunity (AO) and the Draft 2014 Astrophysics Explorer Missions of Opportunity (MO) Program Element Appendix (PEA)
for the Second Stand Alone Missions of Opportunity Notice (SALMON-2) AO. The full text of both draft solicitations are available at: http://nspires.nasaprs.com/

The Astrophysics Explorers Program conducts Principal Investigator (PI)-led space science investigations relevant to SMD’s astrophysics programs. Explorer investigations must address NASA’s goals to discover the origin, structure, evolution, and destiny of the Universe and search for Earth-like planets.

The comment period for the Draft 2014 SMEX AO and the Draft 2014 Astrophysics Explorer MO PEA ends on August 4, 2014.

Comments on both drafts may be addressed in writing or by E-mail to the Astrophysics Explorer Program Scientist: Dr. Wilton T. Sanders, wilton.t.sanders@nasa.gov (subject line to read “SMEX AO”). Responses will be by E-mail and also posted weekly at the FAQ:
http://explorers.larc.nasa.gov/APSMEX/

Anonymity of persons/institutions who submit questions will be preserved.

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