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Posted April 1
Response Due May 1

NASA is requesting information regarding potential partners interested in the use of the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) to conduct scientific investigations or for other potential uses.

For more information see the full text of the community announcement at:{76E7CB83-6194-8287-1B0E-6917D231915E}&path=open

Europa Mission Community Announcement
The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) intends to release a series of announcements as part of continuing efforts to assess the scientific merits and technical feasibility of Europa mission concepts that cost-effectively implement the science objectives of the latest Planetary Science Decadal Survey. In April 2014 SMD will release a Request for Information (RFI) for descriptions of mission concepts, followed by a SALMON-2 Program Element Appendix (PEA) Europa instrument science investigations, and to solicit proposals for instrument investigations conducted by a Principal Investigator (PI) as part of a robotic mission to explore Europa. The notional schedule appears below, the full text of the announcement can be found on NSPIRES at:{FD4D190D-430C-0088-8BAF-03E38D2DEFDE}&path=open and in the future further information will be posted on the Europa Program Acquisition Page at:

Release RFI Late April 2014 (target)
Release of PEA Community Announcement Late April 2014 (target)
Release of final PEA July 2014 (target)
PEA Preproposal conference ~3 weeks after final PEA release
PEA Proposals due 90 days after PEA release
Selection for competitive Phase A studies April 2015 (target)
Concept study reports due December 2015 (target)
Down-selection April 2016 (target)

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