27 October 2021
With the announcement of the release of the 2020 Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Astro2020) report on 4 November 2021, NASA’s Astrophysics Division (APD) confirms that the D.7 Strategic Astrophysics Technology (SAT) opportunity will go forward as laid out in ROSES-2021 Amendment 37.
D.7 SAT supports the maturation of key technologies for potential infusion in spaceflight missions to enable implementation of Astrophysics strategic missions. Strongly endorsed by the 2010 Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the SAT program is a key element of the strategy adopted by APD in implementing these recommendations (see the Astrophysics Implementation Plan on the NASA Astrophysics Division documents page).
This year, proposals to D.7 SAT must be focused exclusively on the highest-priority recommendations of the Astro2020 report. Topics focused on technology development relevant to NASA Astrophysics but not pertaining to the missions recommended by the 2020 Decadal Survey may be submitted to D.3 APRA.
NOIs are strongly encouraged but not mandatory, and are requested by 19 November 2021. Proposals are due 16 December 2021.
Please direct questions concerning D.7 SAT to Mario Perez firstname.lastname@example.org.
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