NASA: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences

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May 12, 2023


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Research Programs of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate

NASA’s SMD achieves its strategic objectives in part by supporting a wide variety of research and technology development through this ROSES NRA including:

• flight-based research and technology development projects in The Solar System;

• flight-based research and technology development projects in Earth orbit;

• suborbital-class research and technology development projects (on aircraft, balloons, sounding rockets, various types of cube- and small satellites, and commercial suborbital reusable launch vehicles); and

• surface-based research and technology development activities that support flight missions. These surface-based investigations include, but are not limited to:

• theory, modeling, and analysis of SMD science data including data from SMD’s international and/or interagency partners;

• development of concepts, techniques, and advanced technologies suitable for future SMD space missions;

• development of methods for laboratory analysis of both extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft and terrestrial samples that support or otherwise help verify observations from missions;

• determination of atomic and composition parameters needed to analyze space data and returned samples from the Earth or space;

• Earth surface observations and field campaigns that support SMD science missions;

• development of integrated Earth system models;

• development of systems for applying Earth science research data to societal needs; and

• development of applied information systems applicable to SMD objectives and data