The final text for complete PI-led instrument investigations for a Europa mission as Appendix O of the Second Stand Alone Missions of Opportunity Notice (SALMON-2) via Amendment 8. The term “complete” encompasses investigation phases from project initiation, through
instrument development and science operations, to scientific analysis of space based data. It is anticipated that approximately 20 proposals will be selected for seven-month, $1.25M (FY 2015) concept studies and development. At the conclusion of these studies, NASA may select
approximately eight of the instrument investigations to complete Phase A and subsequent mission phases.

Release of final PEA: July 15, 2014
Preproposal conference: ~2 weeks after PEA release
Proposals due: October 17, 2014
Selection for competitive Phase A studies: April 2015 (target)
Concept study reports due: December 2015 (target)
Down-selection: April 2016 (target)
Instrument delivery date: January 2021

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Further information will be posted on the Europa Program Acquisition Page: as it becomes available. Questions may be addressed to:

Dr. Curt Niebur
[email protected]