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Science Office for Mission Assessments - SOMA

Science Office for Mission Assessments - SOMA


Third Stand ALone Mission of Opportunity Notice(SALMON-3) Acquisition Homepage

"This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Announcement of Opportunity (AO), entitled Third Stand Alone Missions of Opportunity Notice (SALMON-3), provides a solicitation and procurement base for opportunities for modest investigations (Missions of Opportunities) requiring space flight that advance the high priority science, exploration, and technology objectives of NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD), Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD), and Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD).  
This SALMON-3 AO does not, in and of itself, solicit proposals. The actual solicitation is enabled by a Program Element Appendix (PEA) that is appended to the SALMON-3 AO. The AO provides the standard requirements for all SALMON-3 solicitations and specific requirements that may only apply to particular types of Missions of Opportunities (MOs). The PEA will call out the SALMON-3 specific requirements that apply and any additional program requirements for the specific solicitation and proposal opportunity. Program specific requirements spelled out in the PEA include the scope of the solicitation, the available funding, the proposal due date, and other program specific requirements as well as deviations or exceptions from SALMON-3 standard requirements."



  • March 22, 2017 ... The SALMON-3 AO and the MMX NGRS PEA I have been released.