The text in this program element is different from that which appeared as K2 GO Cycle 3 in program element D.7, so please read it carefully.

ROSES-2015 solicits proposals for the acquisition and analysis of new scientific data from the K2 mission:

K2 repurposes the space-borne hardware and ground-based operations of the Kepler mission for a pointed survey of predetermined locations along the ecliptic plane:

The single, visible-wavelength instrument on board K2 provides high-precision photometry capability, with short cadence and long cadence modes, and provides a powerful tool for broadband variability analyses of planetary, stellar, extragalactic, and solar system sources.

Mandatory Step-1 proposals are due February 5, 2016, and Step-2 proposals are due March 4, 2016.

The NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2015” (NNH15ZDA001N) is posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at: and appears on the RSS feed at:

Technical questions concerning this program element may be directed to the Kepler Science Center at [email protected].

The NASA point of contact for programmatic information is Mario Perez at [email protected].