Missions, Hardware, Software, & Sensors: December 2007

This amendment announces new due dates and revisions to Appendix D.3 of ROSES-2007 entitled Astronomy and Physics Research and Analysis (APRA).

The proposal due dates for APRA have been changed to be several weeks earlier than previously announced. Notices of Intent to propose are now due February 15, 2008, and proposals are now due March 28, 2008.

In response to recommendations from the NASA Advisory Council's Planetary Science Subcommittee and to findings from the Venus Exploration Analysis Group (VEXAG), during 2008 NASA will be conducting mission architecture studies for accomplishing Decadal Survey science objectives for Venus. NASA is forming a Science and Technology Definition Team (STDT) for Venus that will work directly with engineers and mission formulation experts.

This amendment announces a proposal opportunity in Appendix C.20 of ROSES-2007 entitled "Astrobiology Science and Technology for Exploring Planets" (ASTEP).

ROSES-07 Amendment 28: This amendment reinstates a previously deferred program element in Appendix C.19 of ROSES-2007 now entitled "Astrobiology Science and Technology Instrument Development, including Concept Studies for Small Payloads and Satellites" (ASTID).