Step-1 Proposals are due June 22, 2018. Step-2 Proposals are due August 24, 2018.

The Instrument Concepts for Europa Exploration (ICEE) 2 program supports the development of instruments and sample transfer mechanism(s) for Europa surface exploration. The goal of the program is to advance both the technical readiness and spacecraft accommodation of instruments and the sampling system for a potential future Europa lander mission.

The program is noteworthy in that all awardees will be required to collaborate with the pre-project NASA-JPL spacecraft team and potentially other awardees. This opportunity is open to any instrument concept addressing one or more of the Science Definition Team (SDT) objectives in “Europa Lander Study 2016 Report” posted under “Other Documents” on the NSPIRES page for this program element at: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary!init.do?solId=%7b17B73E96-6B65-FE78-5B63-84C804831035%7d&path=open.

This program uses a two-step process as described in Section IV(b)vii of the ROSES Summary of Solicitation. Step-1 Proposals are due June 22, 2018. Step-2 Proposals are due August 24, 2018.