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2018 Technology Demonstration Mission of Opportunity
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TechDemo Program Library Last Updated 6/25/2020 (View Change Log)


Strategic Documents

  1. NPD 1001.0C, NASA 2018 Strategic Plan
  2. 2014 Science Plan
  3. Our Dynamic Space Environment: Heliophysics Science and Technology Roadmap for 2014-2033
The National Research Council Heliophysics Decadal Survey for 2013-2022, Solar and Space Physics: A Science for a Technological Society, may be accessed at

SALMON-3 Specified Documents

  1. SMD Mission Extension Paradigm
  2. NPR 7123.1B, NASA Systems Engineering Processes and Requirements (Updated w/Change 4)
  3. Launch Services Program (LSP) Advisory Services Plan
  4. ELV Launch Services Program Information Summary
  6. Table of key milestones and costs for launch approval processes in FY15 dollars
  7. SCaN-MOCS-0001, Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Mission Operations and Communications Services (MOCS) Revision 1
  8. Available Spectrum and Channel Limits by Allocated Service
  9. Explanatory Guide to the NASA Science Mission Directorate Educational Merit Evaluation Factors for Student Collaboration Elements, version 1.1
    (NOTE: References and email addresses in this document are unreliable. For example, the guide does not reflect changes to NASA grant and cooperative regulations reflecting new OMB Uniform Guidance, 2 CFR Part 200, implemented by NASA on December 26, 2014.)
  10. Table of Cost Elements for NASA Center Budget Proposals in response to SMD AOs
  11. Managerial Cost Accounting Concepts and Standards for the Federal Government 4: Managerial Cost Accounting Standards and Concepts
  12. System Level TRL 6 Examples
  14. Microsoft Excel Templates
    • Table B1: Example Science Traceability Matrix
    • Table B2: Example Mission Traceability Matrix
    • Table B3b: Total Mission Cost FY$ Profile Template
    • Table B4: Master Equipment List
  15. NPR 8715.6B, NASA Procedural Requirements for Limiting Orbital Debris and Evaluating the Meteoroid and Orbital Debris Environments
  16. NASA-STD-8719.14A (with Change 1), Process for Limiting Orbital Debris
  17. SPD-19, Meeting the 70% JCL Requirement in PI-led Missions

PEA Specified Documents

  1. NASA's Mission Specific Launch Vehicle Secondary Payload Adapter System Interface Specifications For Heliophysics Missions of Opportunity, revision 4
  2. NPD 1001.0C, NASA 2018 Strategic Plan
  3. 2014 Science Plan
  4. Our Dynamic Space Environment: Heliophysics Science and Technology Roadmap for 2014-2033
  6. NPR 7120.5E, NASA Space Flight Program and Project Management Requirements w/Changes 1-15
  7. EHPD-RQMT-0003 Revision, Explorers and Heliophysics Projects Division (EHPD) Mission Assurance Requirements (MAR) Mission Risk Classification - NPR 7120.5 Class D
  8. NASA Plan for Increasing Access to the Results of Scientific Research
  9. Class D and Streamlined Class D related documents
  10. Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Rideshare User's Guide
  11. NASA/SP-2016-6105 Rev 2, NASA Systems Engineering Handbook
  12. Guidelines and Criteria for the Phase A Concept Study (Amended on May 19, 2020)
  13. STP Budget Summary, Exhibit A
  14. NASA/SP-2016-3404/REV1, NASA Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Handbook
  15. TRL documents
  16. 2018 Heliophysics TechDemo MO PEA Significant Changes from Draft PEA
  17. RUAG PAS 610S CAD models
  18. IMAP Transfer Trajectory Initial State (see Q&A #63)

Additional documents referenced by the "Guidelines and Criteria for the Phase A Concept Study"

  1. Program Level Requirements Appendix (PLRA) Examples
    [Examples updated to more recent example documents on May 1, 2020]
  2. Mission Definition Requirements Agreement (MDRA) Examples
    [Example updated to more recent example document on May 1, 2020. Submission, as part of the CSR, of a draft MDRA based on previous examples is acceptable]
  3. Sample International Agreements
  4. NPR 8000.4B, Agency Risk Management Procedural Requirements
  5. CSR Conflicted Party List
  6. Launch Service Interface Requirements Document (LSIRD) Secondary Payload Supplement
  7. Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules, FIPS PUB 140-2
  8. NASA-STD-1006, Space System Protection Standard
  9. FAQs for Protecting Spaceborne Assets 13-May-2020

Additional NASA and Federal Documents

All NASA Policy Directives (NPD) and NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) documents referenced in the SALMON-3 may be found in the NASA Online Directives Information System (NODIS) Library (
NPR 1600.1A, NASA Security Program Procedural Requirements
NPD 1360.2B, Initiation and Development of International Cooperation in Space and Aeronautics Programs
NPR 7150.2B, NASA Software Engineering Requirements
NPD 5101.32E, Procurement, Financial Assistance
NPR 8580.1A, Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act and Executive Order 12114
NPD 8610.7D, Launch Services Risk Mitigation Policy for NASA-Owned and/or NASA-Sponsored Payloads/Missions
NASA technical standards documents may be found in the public access portion of the NASA Standards and Technical Assistance Resource Tool (START) (
NASA-STD-8739.8, Standard for Software Assurance
NASA technical reports may be found on the NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) (
The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) may be accessed at The following parts of the Federal Acquisition Regulations are referenced in the SALMON-3 AO.
FAR 15.403-4, "Requiring certified cost or pricing data (10 U.S.C. 2306a and 41 U.S.C. chapter 35)"
FAR 15.403-5, "Instructions for submission of certified cost or pricing data and data other than certified cost or pricing data"
FAR 33.101, "Definitions"
FAR 52.219-8, "Utilization of Small Business Concerns"
FAR 52.219-9, "Small Business Subcontracting Plan"
FAR 52.222-26, "Equal Opportunity"
FAR 52.226-2, "Historically Black College or University and Minority Institution Representation"
FAR 52.227-11, "Patent Rights - Ownership by the Contractor"
FAR 52.227-14, "Rights in Data - General"
FAR 52.233-2, "Service of Protest"
The NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) may be accessed at The following parts of the NASA FAR Supplement are referenced in the SALMON-3 AO.
NFS 1815.208, "Submission, modification, revision, and withdrawal of proposals"
NFS 1835.016-70, "Foreign participation under broad agency announcements (BAAs)"
NFS 1852.227-11, "Patent Rights--Retention by the Contractor (Short Form)"
NFS 1852.227-70, "New Technology"
NFS 1852.227-71, "Requests for Waiver of Rights to Inventions"
NFS 1852.233-70, "Protests to NASA"
NFS 1852.234-2, "Earned Value Management System"
NFS 1872.306, "Proposals submitted by NASA investigators"
NFS 1872.404, "Categorization"
NASA Procurement Information Circulars (PICs) may be accessed at
The Code of Federal regulations (CFR) may be accessed at The following parts of the Code of Federal Regulations are referenced in the SALMON-3 AO.
15 CFR Parts 730-774, "Export Administration Regulations"
22 CFR Parts120-130, "International Traffic in Arms Regulations"
48 CFR 15.408, "Solicitation provisions and contract clauses"
The United States Code (USC) may be accessed at The following parts of the United States Code are referenced in the SALMON-3 AO.
42 USC 4321 et seq., "National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended"
Executive Orders may be accessed at The following Executive Orders are referenced in the SALMON-3 AO.
Executive Order 12114, "Environmental effects abroad of major Federal actions" (see
Homeland Security Presidential Directive HSPD-12 (see