Release of SALMON-3 and MMX Program Element Appendix

Around March 22, 2017, NASA will be releasing the Third Stand Alone Missions of Opportunity Notice (SALMON-3) Announcement of Opportunity (AO). The SALMON-3 AO provides a solicitation and procurement base for modest investigations, or Missions of Opportunity (MO), requiring space flight that advance the high priority science, exploration, and technology objectives of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, and the Space Technology Mission Directorate. This release includes one proposal
opportunity for a Discovery Program Focused Mission of Opportunity Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) Neutron and Gamma-Ray Spectrometer Investigation.

The SALMON-3 solicitation will be open from March 21, 2017, through March 18, 2022. Further information about the solicitation and each Program Element Appendices (PEA) will be available on the SALMON-3 Acquisition Page:

A Pre-proposal Conference will be held April 17, 2017 via Webex. For exact date, time, agenda, and logistics, see the MMX PEA additional information page at:

Direct questions specifically regarding PEA-I to:

Dr. Thomas Statler
MMX Program Scientist
[email protected] (subject line: MMX AO)

Questions concerning SALMON-3 may be addressed to:

Dr. Jeffrey Newmark
Deputy Associate Administrator for Research
[email protected]