2014 Astrophysics Small Explorer (SMEX).

2014 Astrophysics Small Explorer (SMEX)


2014 Astrophysics Small Explorer (SMEX)


Astrophysics Small Explorer (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 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: 06/29/2016 (View Change Log

Strategic Documents

  1. NASA Strategic Plan 2014
  2. NASA Science Plan 2014

Program Specific Documents

  1. Mission Assurance Requirements (MAR) - Mission Risk Classification for Small Explorers Class D Payloads
  2. Guidelines and Criteria for the Phase A Concept Study
  3. ELV Launch Services Information Summary
  4. NASA Launch Services Program (LSP) Advisory Services Plan
  5. Information on International Space Station Resources
  6. Mission Operations and Communications Services
  7. Realignment of Funding Responsibilities for Space Communications and Navigation
  8. The Explanatory Guide to the NASA Science Mission Directorate Educational Merit Evaluation Factors for Student Collaboration Elements
  9. SMD Mission Extension Paradigm
  10. Microsoft Excel version of the template tables in the AO:
    • Table B1: Example Science Traceability Matrix
    • Table B2: Example Mission Traceability Matrix
    • Table B3a: Total Mission Cost RY$ Funding Profile Template
    • Table B3b: Total Mission Cost FY$ Funding Profile Template
    • Table B5: Master Equipment List
  11. SPD-19, Meeting the 70% JCL Requirement in PI-led Missions
  12. Draft Model Contracts for Phases B/C/D/E
  13. System Level TRL 6 Examples
  14. TMC on Class D Payloads
  15. Sample International Agreement with Belgium for Juno
  16. Sample International Agreement with France for MSL
  17. Program Level Requirements Examples
  18. Mission Definition Requirements Agreement (MDRA) Examples
  19. Participating individuals and Institutions Spreadsheet
  20. 2015 NASA New Start Inflation Index for FY 16 Use

NASA and Federal Documents

The following NASA Directives may be found in the NASA Online Directives Information System (NODIS) Library (http://nodis.hq.nasa.gov/)
NPD 1001.0B, 2014 NASA Strategic Plan
NPD 1360.2B, Initiation and Development of International Cooperation in Space and Aeronautics Programs
NPR 7150.2A, NASA Software Engineering Requirements
NPD 5101.32E, Procurement, Grants, and Cooperative Agreements
NPD 7100.10E, Curation of Extraterrestrial Materials
NPR 7120.5E, NASA Space Flight Program and Project Management Requirements
NPR 7123.1B (5/27/14 version with Change 2), NASA Systems Engineering Processes and Requirements
NPD 8020.7G, Biological Contamination Control for Outbound and Inbound Planetary Spacecraft
NPR 8580.1A, NASA National Environmental Policy Act Management Requirements
NPD 8610.7D, Launch Services Risk Mitigation Policy for NASA-Owned and/or NASA-Sponsored Payloads/Missions
NPR 8705.4, Risk Classification for NASA Payloads
NPR 8715.3, NASA General Safety Program Requirements,
NPR 8715.6A, NASA Procedural Requirements for Limiting Orbital Debris
NASA technical standards documents may be found in the public access portion of the NASA Standards and Technical Assistance Resource Tool (START) (http://standards.nasa.gov/)
NASA-HDBK-6022b, NASA Handbook for the Microbiological Examination of Space Hardware (DRAFT)
NASA-STD-8719.14, NASA Process for Limiting Orbital Debris
NASA technical reports may be found on the NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp)
NASA/SP-2007-6105 Rev 1, NASA Systems Engineering Handbook
NASA/SP-2010-3404, NASA Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Handbook
NASA/CP-2002-211842, A Draft Test Protocol for Detecting Possible Biohazards in Martian Samples Returned to Earth
The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) may be accessed at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/. 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 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 http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/procurement/regs/nfstoc.htm. The following parts of the NASA FAR Supplement are referenced in this AO.
NFS 1815.208, “Submission, modification, revision, and withdrawal of proposals”
NFS 1834.2, “Earned Value Management System”
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 1872.308, "Proposals submitted by NASA investigators”
NFS 1872.403-1, "Advisory subcommittee evaluation process”
NFS 1872.705-1, “Appendix A: General instructions and provisions”
NASA Procurement Information Circulars (PICs) may be accessed at http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/procurement/regs/pic.html. The following NASA Procurement Information Circulars are referenced in this AO.
PIC 05-15, “Guidance On Competitive Procedures For Broad Agency Announcements”
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 1216.3, “Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)”
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”
40 CFR Parts 1500-1508, “Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA”
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)"
44 USC 3504(d)(1) and 3516
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 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)
The Managerial Cost Accounting Concepts and Standards for the Federal Government as recommended by the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board may be accessed at http://www.fasab.gov/pdffiles/handbook_sffas_4.pdf.