ARM-UP Appendix B: ARM Investigation Team Phase 1

Funding Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

This is an Appendix to the umbrella Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) NNH16ZCQ002K – Asteroid Redirect Mission Umbrella for Partnerships. This Appendix contains information specific to this call for proposals, and only includes sections that have been changed from the umbrella BAA to apply to this specific opportunity. For sections that are not changed, and for general information about this solicitation, proposers are advised to refer to the umbrella BAA. Where this Appendix and the umbrella BAA are in conflict, this Appendix takes precedence. 

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) invites scientists, engineers, technologists, and other qualified and interested individuals to apply for membership on the Investigation Team (IT) for the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). This solicitation is for investigations to maximize the knowledge gain from the mission and provide overall expertise in support of mission operations and risk reduction. This solicitation is open to U.S. government agencies, NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), U.S. national laboratories, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), non-government U.S. institutions (companies, universities, nonprofit organizations), and international organizations. Additional eligibility information is included in the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), titled “Asteroid Redirect Mission Umbrella for Partnerships (ARM-UP).” Proposals from international organizations must comply with Section 3.2 of the ARM-UP umbrella BAA, Guidelines for International Participation. Successful proposers to the separate solicitation found in “Appendix A: Hosted Payloads on ARRM” of this BAA and strategic international partners with which NASA has had prior and continuing relationships on ARM will be expected to provide one representative to serve as a member of the ARM Investigation Team. Approximately 1/4 time level-of-effort is anticipated for each Investigation Team member. The expected total program budget is indicated in Section 5, the Summary Table of Key Information.


  • ARM Appendix B NOIs Due: Oct. 06, 2016

  • ARM Appendix B Proposals Due: Nov. 03, 2016




Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

November 3, 2016