2016 Heliophysics Small Explorer (SMEX) AO and MO

2016 Heliophysics Small Explorer (SMEX) AO and MO

 

2016 Heliophysics Small Explorer (SMEX) AO and MO

 
Solar Image  (NASA/SDO/AIA)

Credit: NASA/SDO/AIA

Introduction

The Heliophysics Explorer Program conducts Principal Investigator (PI)-led space science investigations to advance NASA's strategic objective in heliophysics, which is to "Understand the Sun and its interactions with the Earth and the solar system, including space weather." Additional information concerning these areas of investigation is provided through appropriate links found on the SMD homepage at http://science.nasa.gov/heliophysics/.
 
The current state of planning calls for NASA SMD to release an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) in the Spring/early Summer of 2016 that will solicit proposals for Small Explorer (SMEX) missions to accomplish Heliophysics Explorer Program science objectives. NASA also plans to simultaneously release a solicitation for Heliophysics Explorer Missions of Opportunity (MO) through a NASA Announcement of Opportunity, Second Stand Alone Missions of Opportunity Notice (SALMON-2). A draft SMEX AO and draft SALMON-2 Program Element Appendix (PEA) are expected to be ready for release for comment in Winter 2015.
 
+ Heliophysics Small Explorer (SMEX)
+ Heliophysics Explorer Mission of Opportunity (MO)
 

2016 Heliophysics Small Explorer (SMEX) and Mission of Opportunity (MO) News

  • Selection of Investigations Announced
     
    On 7/28/17, NASA announced the science investigations selected for the 2016 Heliophysics Small Explorer (SMEX) and Mission of Opportunity (MO) (NASA Press Release 17-064).