Missions, Hardware, Software, & Sensors: September 2012

This Program Element Appendix (PEA) solicits proposals for NASA-funded instrument investigations led by a U.S. Principal Investigator (PI) for the ESA JUICE mission. This amendment presents updated text for Appendix K, JUpiter ICy Moons Explorer Instrument, which adds additional text and requirements to Sections 5.1 and 5.2. The due date for proposals has not changed. The due date for proposals for the solicitation has not changed. The submission of an Experiment Interface Document - Part B (EID-B) is now required by October 8, 2012.

On or about September 5, 2012, this Amendment to the NASA Announcement of Opportunity "Second Stand Alone Missions of Opportunity (SALMON-2)" (NNH12ZDA006O) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity home page at

Questions concerning Appendix K, JUpiter ICy Moons Explorer instrument, may be addressed to Dr. Curt Niebur, Planetary Science Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546. Email: Telephone: (202) 358-0390.

The Maturation of Instruments for Solar System Exploration (MatISSE) Program supports the advanced development of spacecraft-based instruments that show promise for use in future planetary missions. The goal of the program is to develop and demonstrate planetary and astrobiology science instruments to the point where they may be proposed in response to future announcements of flight opportunity without additional extensive technology development (approximately TRL 6). The proposed instrument must address specific scientific objectives of likely future planetary science missions.

The MatISSE Program seeks proposals for development activities leading to instrument systems in support of the Science Mission Directorate's (SMD) Planetary Science Division. The objectives of the program are to develop new technologies that significantly improve instrument measurement capabilities for planetary science missions (such as Discovery, New Frontiers, Mars Exploration, and other planetary programs). It is the responsibility of the proposer to demonstrate how their proposed technology addresses significant scientific questions relevant to stated NASA goals and not for NASA to attempt to infer this.

This amendment presents final text for Appendix C.19, which replaces the previous version in its entirety. The name of this program has been changed from Astrobiology Science and Technology for Instrument Development, as it was at the time of release of ROSES in February 2012, to the Maturation of Instruments for Solar System Exploration.