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Explorer Preproposal Conference
Explorer Preproposal Conference
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Residence Inn Capitol
333 E Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 484-8280
Subway Stations: L'Enfant Plaza or Federal Center SW

A Preproposal Conference will be held in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, November 23, 2010. Further information, including logistics and the detailed agenda, will be posted to this web site. For planning purposes, please assume a 9am start time and 3pm end time.
The purpose of this conference will be to address questions about the proposal process for the Explorer 2011 AO, the Explorer 2011 Missions of Opportunity PEA, and the Explorer 2011 USPI.
Questions should be sent to the Explorer Program Acquisition Scientist at the address given below. NASA personnel will address all questions that have been received no later than five working days prior to the Conference. Questions submitted after this date may be addressed at the Conference as time permits and as appropriate answers can be generated. Anonymity of the authors of all questions will be preserved.
Presentations made at the Preproposal Conference, including answers to all questions addressed at the conference, will be posted at this Explorer Acquisition site approximately two weeks after this event.
Additional questions and answers subsequent to the conference will also appear in this location, if necessary. Questions may be submitted until 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time) on February 2, 2011, 14 days before the proposal due date.
All interested parties may attend. All expenses and arrangements for attending this meeting are the responsibility of the attendees. Note that travel and associated costs of attendance are not allowable as direct costs under another Federal Government award, e.g., a contract, grant, or cooperative agreement. Government employees may attend and be authorized travel and associated costs as a matter of official business.
Address questions to:
Dr. Barbara L. Giles,
Ref.: Explorer EX AO,
Heliophysics Division,
Mail Suite 3R15,
Science Mission Directorate,
National Aeronautics and Space Administration,
Washington, DC 20546-0001,
E-mail: (subject line to read "Explorer EX AO").
NOTE: Advanced registration for this Preproposal Conference is not required.
Teleconference Information
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Passcode: xxxxxxx
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Agenda: Explorer 2011 Preproposal Conference
9:00 Welcome and Introductions Geoff Yoder, Vicki Elsbernd, NASA HQ
9:10 Conference Goals Willis Jenkins, NASA HQ
9:20 Overview of the Solicitations Wilt Sanders, NASA HQ
9:40 Overview of the Evaluation Process, Categorization and Selection Barbara Giles, NASA HQ
10:00 Science Evaluation Barbara Giles, NASA HQ
10:15 TMC Evaluation Gloria Hernandez, NASA LaRC
10:45 Break
11:00 Explorer Program Overview Joseph Dezio, NASA GSFC
11:20 Launch Services Garrett Skrobot, NASA KSC
1:00 Export Control Paula Geisz, NASA HQ
1:20 International Participation Chris Giulietti, NASA HQ
1:40 Mission Ops and Comm. Services Margaret Caulfield, NASA, HQ
2:00 International Space Station Req Jason Crusan, NASA HQ
2:20 Balloon Investigation Req David Gregory, NASA Wallops
2:40 Questions & Answers All