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FWD: Release of NASA solicitation for Missions ofOpportunity proposals (SALMON AO)

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> From: NSPIRES-HELP [mailto:NSPIRES-Help@nasaprs.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 10:13 AM
> To: esmde@listsrv.nasaprs.com
> Subject: NASA releases solicitation for Missions of Opportunity  
> proposals
> Stand Alone Mission of Opportunity Notice (SALMON) Announcement of  
> Opportunity (AO)
> NNH08ZDA009O, entitled "Stand Alone Missions of Opportunity Notice  
> (SALMON)" is being released by the National Aeronautics and Space  
> Administration (NASA) on September 3, 2008. This Announcement of  
> Opportunity (AO) solicits investigations that address the science  
> objectives of the Science Mission Directorate's (SMD) astrobiology,  
> lunar science, and planetary science programs and the Exploration  
> Science Mission Directorate's (ESMD) fundamental space biology  
> program.
> SALMON is an omnibus AO that is comprised of several independent  
> proposal opportunities. Three proposal opportunities are being  
> released for the SALMON AO. Two related proposal opportunities are  
> being released for the ROSES-08 NRA. The three SALMON opportunities  
> are:
> 1. Focused Mission of Opportunity (MO) to provide an in-situ dust  
> detector investigation for the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust  
> Environment Explorer (LADEE). Notices of Intent (NOIs) to propose  
> due September 24, 2008. Proposals due November 4, 2008.
> 2. Partner MOs in lunar and planetary science. NOIs due October 15,  
> 2008. Proposals due December 2, 2008.
> 3. Small complete MOs in astrobiology and fundamental space biology.
> NOIs due October 15, 2008. Proposals due December 2, 2008.
> Simultaneous with the release of the SALMON AO, NASA will release  
> two amendments to the Research Opportunities in Space and Earth  
> Sciences
> 2008 (ROSES-08) NASA Research Announcement (NRA) (NNH08ZDA001N).
> 1. U.S. Participating Scientists in lunar and planetary science.  
> NOIs due October 15, 2008. Proposals due December 2, 2008.
> 2. U.S. Participating Scientists in Earth science. NOIs due October  
> 15, 2008. Proposals due December 2, 2008.
> Participation is open to all categories of organizations (U.S. and  
> non-U.S.), including educational institutions, industry, not-for- 
> profit organizations, Federally Funded Research and Development  
> Centers (FFRDCs), NASA Centers, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory  
> (JPL), and other Government agencies.  Upon the AO release, the  
> full text of the AO and all appendices will be available  
> electronically at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/. A preproposal  
> conference will be held in Washington,DC for all the solicitations  
> except the LADEE solicitation; see http://salmon.larc.nasa.gov/ for  
> details.
> Direct questions specifically regarding this solicitation to:  Dr.
> Carlos A. Liceaga; Program Executive for Missions of Opportunity;  
> Mail Stop 7F25; National Aeronautics and Space Administration;  
> Washington, DC 20546-0001; TEL: (757) 846-5880; E-mail:
> salmonao@nasa.gov (subject line to read "SALMON AO").

Giulio AB2VY (ex KC2OTB)

c/o Toms River NJ

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