Mars 2020 AO Amendment 2: Mars 2020 due dates have been amended

Mars 2020 AO Amendment 2: Due dates have been changed.

The Mars 2020 Investigations AO solicits flight investigations for which each Principal Investigator is responsible for a complete space flight investigation, including instrument hardware, mission operations, and data analysis. Investigations comprised of individual instruments or multiple instruments (suites) may respond to the overall Mars 2020 objectives to explore and quantitatively assess Mars as a potential habitat for life, to search for signs of past life, to collect carefully selected samples for possible future return to Earth, and to prepare for future human exploration of Mars.

This amendment changes the date for the Pre-Proposal Conference (PPC) to October 28, 2013, the due date for required Notices of Intent (NOIs) to November 4, 2013, the due date for proposals to January 15, 2014, the due date for letters of commitment to January 15, 2014, the deadline for receipt of proposals on CD-ROM to January 21, 2014, the target date for selection announcements to April 2014 and the target date for instrument Phase A contracts to May 2014.

On October 21, 2013, this Amendment to the NASA Announcement of Opportunity “Mars 2020 Investigations” (NNH13ZDA018O) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at

Questions concerning this amendment and the Mars 2020 AO, may be directed to Mitchell Schulte, Planetary Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001. Telephone: (202) 358-2127.

E-mail: [email protected].