ROSES-13 Amendment 37: Revised text for Appendix D.8, SAT

ROSES-13 Amendment 37 releases revised text for Appendix D.8, the Strategic Astrophysics Technology program.

The Strategic Astrophysics Technology (SAT) program solicits proposals to support the maturation of key technologies to the point at which they are feasible for implementation in space flight missions. The SAT program is not intended to support “basic” research into new technologies and demonstration of their feasibility (TRL 1-3), nor is it intended to support flight qualification of mature technologies (TRL 7-9).

This Amendment makes various changes to Appendix D.8, SAT: it narrows the scope of the Technology Development for the Exoplanet Exploration (TDEM) Program element (Section 2) and the Technology Development for Physics of the Cosmos Missions (TPCOS) Program (Section 3) element and cancels the solicitation of proposals for the Technology Development for the Cosmic Origins (TCOR) program element (Section 4).  Other changes include new definitions of the mid-Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs), adding sRLV to the suborbital piggyback flight opportunities in TPCOS, and the modifications of funding for new selections for TDEM and TPCOS. Finally, the point of contact has changed for TCOR. The due dates remain unchanged; NOIs are requested by January 24, 2014 and proposals are due on March 21, 2014. NASA plans to compete all three SAT elements again in ROSES-2014.

On or about December 19, 2013, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2013” (NNH13ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at and will appear on the RSS feed at:

Questions concerning this amendment and Appendix D.8, SAT may be directed to Mario R. Perez, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001. Telephone: (202) 358-1535; E-mail: [email protected].