SALMON AO Amendment 4: Release of a Solicitation for ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter Instruments Investigations

By Keith Cowing
January 10, 2010

Release Date: January 15, 2010
Notice of Intent to propose Due: February 12, 2010
Proposals Due: April 15, 2010

With this amendment, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Announcement of Opportunity (AO) NNH08ZDA009O, “Stand Alone Missions of Opportunity Notice (SALMON),” is amended to establish a new Program Element Appendix (PEA) as Appendix H6, ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter Instruments Investigations. This PEA solicits Principal Investigator (PI)-led instrument science investigations for the ExoMars 2016 Orbiter mission. The ExoMars 2016 Orbiter mission is a joint ESA-NASA mission. Together, NASA and ESA expect to select sufficient instrument science investigations to address the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission science objectives. All proposed investigations must describe a science investigation with goals and objectives that address the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission science objectives. Further information on the ExoMars 2016 Orbiter mission is available at

Upon the release date, the full text of the AO and all appendices will be available electronically at (select “Solicitations” then “Open Solicitations” then “NNH08ZDA009O”). A preproposal tele-conference will be held; details will be posted at when available.

Direct questions specifically regarding the NASA solicitation to Dr. Philippe Crane, NASA ExoMars 2016 Program Scientist, Planetary Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546; Tel.: (202) 358-0716; E-mail: [email protected] (subject line to read ” ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter AO”). Questions regarding the ESA policies should be directed to: Dr. Jorge L. Vago, ExoMars Project Scientist, ESA/ESTEC (SRE-SM), Noordwijk, The Netherlands; Tel: +31 71 565 5211; E-mail: [email protected] (subject line to read “ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter AO”). [Source NAI Newsletter]

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