DELAY OF DUE DATE AND 2018 LAUNCH READINESS DATE SIMPLEX

This amendment to ROSES-2014 delays the Step-2 date for proposals to program element C.21, Small, Innovative Missions for Planetary Exploration (SIMPLEx) and the launch readiness date to July 2018.

SLS confirms that the EM-1 launch readiness date will be July 18, 2018. We are very sorry for the inconvenience this has caused to our community of science investigators who are being asked to revise their proposals once more. We hope that the July 2018 date will allow investigators to propose even more compelling science investigations beyond Earth orbit. No additional changes are anticipated.

We have also allocated more time for proposers to update proposals to adhere to this launch readiness schedule. Proposers that have already submitted a Step 2 proposal are encouraged to update their proposal and resubmit. The due date for SIMPLEx Step-2 proposals has been
extended to April 10, 2015.

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Questions concerning this program element may be directed to Janice Buckner at Janice.L.Buckner@nasa.gov or 202 358-0183.