Solar System Observations (SSO)
The ROSES 2024 Solar System Observations (SSO) Appendix C.6
NOTICE: This is a No Due Date (NoDD) program. Proposals may be submitted at any time, pending certain eligibility timing issues related to resubmissions and duplicate proposal avoidance, see Appendix C.6, Section 3 and Section 2.4 of C.1 the Planetary Science Research Program Overview.
Proposers are strongly advised to read C.1, The Planetary Science Research Program Overview, in its entirety to help ensure that they have all the necessary information to be compliant with their proposal submission.
Solar System Observations (SSO) supports astronomical observations that seek to understand the physical, chemical, and dynamical processes that shape the atmospheres, exospheres, surfaces, interiors, and motions of Solar System objects. With ROSES-2022, SSO started soliciting proposals for analysis of archival data acquired with Earth-based observatories.
Proposals are solicited for new observations over the entire range of wavelengths, from X-ray to radio, that contribute to the understanding of the nature and evolution of the solar system and its individual constituents.
Proposals to this program element must include a science investigation relevant to NASA Planetary Science strategic objectives. Proposals must indicate how their proposed objectives advance scientific knowledge and the NASA Planetary Science strategic objectives. Those objectives are discussed in more detail in the NASA Science Plan .
New observations that enhance, complement, or otherwise expand on the science of NASA flight missions are especially encouraged. These proposals must justify how their scientific objectives complement those of the mission.
Proposals submitted to this program element will be evaluated using criteria defined in Appendix D of 2024 NASA Proposer's Guide and as described in the ROSES Summary of Solicitation, with modifications. See Appendix C.6, Section 3.2 for modifications.
Mission data are available from the Planetary Data System (PDS).
Data available from The Planetary Plasma Interactions (PPI) Node
Other Data Within PDS
The following Discipline Nodes have additional information:
Atmospheres Node
Cartography and Imaging Sciences Node
Ring-Moon Systems Node
Small Bodies Node
Geosciences Node
Ancillary data (SPICE files) can be obtained from the NAIF Node
The standard rule for use of existing mission data has been that unless otherwise specified, spacecraft mission data to be used in proposed work must be available in the Planetary Data System (PDS), or an equivalent, publicly accessible, archive, at least 30 days prior to the full proposal due date. For No Due Date (NoDD) programs the 30-day rule applies to the submission date of the proposal rather than the due date. The calendar of record for data released in the PDS is the PDS Data Release Calendar .
Proposals submitted to this program element must include an Open Science and Data Management Plan (OSDMP). As described in Section 3.7 of C.1, the Planetary Science Research Program Overview, the OSDMP must be placed in a special section, no longer than two pages in length, that immediately follows the References and Citations section for the Scientific/Technical/Management portion of the proposal.
Proposers who plan investigations involving geologic mapping should consult Section 3.9 of C.1 for guidance on submission and requirements for publication of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) maps. The scientific goal of such a geologic map product should be clearly explained and justified.
Additional submission instructions for NoDD programs are provided in Section 2.4 of C.1 of the Planetary Science Research Program Overview and
See the Information for Data Proposers and Guidelines for Archiving sections of the PDS website for more information.