2019 Astrophysics Small Explorer (SMEX) AO

2019 Astrophysics Small Explorer (SMEX) AO and MO


2019 Astrophysics Small Explorer (SMEX) AO Program Library


SMEX Program Library

This library includes documents available electronically via the Internet; many documents are also available as a paper copy from their original source. Note that some documents are currently in work, and not all referenced documents are actually hosted on the SOMA server. These documents may be downloaded from their host location via installed hyperlinks. It is incumbent upon the proposer to ensure that the documents used in proposal preparation are of the date and/or revision as listed in this Program Library.

SMEX Program Library Last Updated: 6/5/2019. (View Change Log)

Strategic Documents

  1. NPD 1001.0C, 2018 NASA Strategic Plan
  2. 2014 Science Mission Directorate Science Plan
  3. Astrophysics roadmap, Enduring Quests Daring Visions, NASA Astrophysics in the Next Three Decades

Program Specific Documents

  1. Explorers Program Plan
  2. Astrophysics Explorers safety, reliability, and quality assurance requirements document (SMEX Mission Assurance Requirements, EXP-RQMT-0003)
  3. Draft Guidelines and Criteria for the Phase A Concept Study
  4. ELV Launch Services Information Summary (Updated 03/29/2019)
  5. Pending Changes to NPD 8610.23C, Launch Vehicle Technical Oversight Policy
  6. Information on International Space Station Resources
  7. Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Mission Operations and Communications Services (MOCS), Rev 2, effective 03/15/2019
  8. SPD-31, SMD Student Collaboration Policy
  9. TRL 6 Documents
  10. SMD Mission Extension Paradigm
  11. Microsoft Excel version of the template tables in the AO:
    • Table B1: Example Science Traceability Matrix
    • Table B2: Example Mission Traceability Matrix
    • Table B3b: Total Mission Cost FY$ Profile Template (updated 04/01/2019)
    • Table B5: Master Equipment List
  12. SPD-19, Meeting the 70% JCL Requirement in PI-led Missions
  13. Draft Model Contract for Phases B/C/D/E
  14. LEO/GTO Rideshare Documents
  15. Cislunar Opportunities
  16. Astrophysics Explorers Budget Summary, Exhibit A

NASA and Federal Documents

  1. NPR 7120.5E, NASA Space Flight Program and Project Management Requirements
  2. NPR 7123.1B, NASA Systems Engineering Processes and Requirements
  3. NID 8020.109, Planetary Protection Provisions for Robotic Extraterrestrial Missions
  4. NPD 8020.7G, Biological Contamination Control for Outbound and Inbound Planetary Spacecraft
  5. NPD 7100.10F, Curation of Institutional Scientific Collections
  6. NASA HDBK 6022, NASA Handbook for the Microbiological Examination of Space Hardware
  7. NASA/CP 2002 211842, A Draft Test Protocol for Detecting Possible Biohazards in Martian Samples Returned to Earth
  8. NASA/SP-2016-3404/REV1, NASA WBS Handbook
  9. NPR 8715.6B, NASA Procedural Requirements for Limiting Orbital Debris
  10. NASA STD 8719.14A, NASA Process for Limiting Orbital Debris
  11. NPR 8715.3D, NASA General Safety Program Requirements
  12. NPR 8705.4, Risk Classification for NASA Payloads
  13. NPD 2521.1B Communications and Material Review
  14. NPR 2200.2D Requirements for Documentation, Approval and Dissemination of Scientific and Technical Information
  15. NASA Plan for Increasing Access to the Results of Scientific Research
  16. Managerial Cost Accounting Concepts and Standards for the Federal Government
  17. NASA Risk Management Procedural Requirements, NPR 8000.4B

Additional NASA and Federal Documents

All NASA Policy Directives (NPD) and NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) documents referenced in this AO may be found in the NASA Online Directives Information System (NODIS) Library.

NPD 1360.2B, Initiation and Development of International Cooperation in Space and Aeronautics Programs
NPR 7150.2B, NASA Software Engineering Requirements
NPD 5101.32E, Procurement, Financial Assistance
NPR 8580.1A, NASA National Environmental Policy Act Management Requirements
NPD 8610.23C, Launch Vehicle Technical Oversight Policy
NPD 8610.7D, Launch Services Risk Mitigation Policy for NASA-Owned and/or NASA-Sponsored Payloads/Missions
NPD 8610.12H, Orbital Transportation Services
NASA-STD-6016, Standard Materials and Processes Requirements for Spacecraft
AFSPCMAN 91-710, Range Safety User Requirements Manual Vol. 3 – Launch Vehicle, Payloads, and Ground Support System Requirements
Presidential Policy Directive PPD-26, National Space Transportation Policy, dated November 21, 2013
NASA-STD-8739.8, Standard for Software Assurance
OMB Uniform Guidance, 2 CFR Part 200.466: Scholarships and student aid

NASA technical standards documents may be found in the public access portion of the NASA Standards and Technical Assistance Resource Tool (START).

NASA technical reports may be found on the NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS).

NASA/SP-2016-6105 Rev 2, NASA Systems Engineering Handbook

The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) may be accessed at https://www.acquisition.gov/?q=browsefar. The following parts of the Federal Acquisition Regulations are referenced in this AO.

FAR 15.403-4, "Requiring certified cost or pricing data (10 U.S.C. 2306a and 41 U.S.C. 254b)"
FAR 15.406-2, "Certificate of Current Cost or Pricing Data"
FAR 22.808, "Equal Employment Opportunity Complaints"
FAR 33.101, "Protests Definitions"
FAR 52.219-8, "Utilization of Small Business Concerns"
FAR 52.219-9, "Small Business Subcontracting Plan"
FAR 52.222-26, "Equal Opportunity"
FAR 52.226-2, "Historically Black College or University and Minority Institution Representation"
FAR 52.227-11, "Patent Rights - Ownership by the Contractor"
FAR 52.227-14, "Rights in Data - General"
FAR 52.233-2, "Service of Protest"

The NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) may be accessed at https://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/procurement/regs/NFS.pdf. The following parts of the NASA FAR Supplement are referenced in this AO.

NFS 1815.208, "Submission, modification, revision, and withdrawal of proposals"
NFS 1835.016-70, "Foreign participation under broad agency announcements"
NFS 1852.225-71, "Restriction on Funding Activity with China"
NFS 1852.225-72, "Restriction on funding Activity with China - Representation"
NFS 1852.227-11, "Patent Rights--Retention by the Contractor"
NFS 1852.227-70, "New Technology"
NFS 1852.227-71, "Requests for Waiver of Rights to Inventions"
NFS 1852.233-70, "Protests to NASA"
NFS 1852.234-2, "Earned Value Management System"
NFS 1872.306, "Proposals submitted by NASA investigators"

The Code of Federal regulations (CFR) may be accessed at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/. The following parts of the Code of Federal Regulations are referenced in this AO.

14 CFR Part 1250, "Nondiscrimination in Federally-Assisted Programs of NASA"
14 CFR Part 1265, "Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement)"
15 CFR Parts 730-774, "Export Administration Regulations"
22 CFR Parts120-130, "International Traffic in Arms Regulations"

The United States Code (USC) may be accessed at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/. The following parts of the United States Code are referenced in this AO.

42 USC 4321 et seq., "National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA)"

Executive Orders may be accessed at http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/executive-orders/. The following Executive Orders are referenced in this AO.

Executive Order 11246, "Equal employment opportunity", (see https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/codification/executive-order/11246.html)
Executive Order 12114, "Environmental effects abroad of major Federal actions" (see http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/codification/executive-order/12114.html)

Homeland Security Presidential Directive HSPD-12 (see http://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-presidential-directive-12)