NOTICE: This program element continues to use a two-step proposal submission process described in Section 2 of Appendix C.1. The entry level Technology Readiness Level for this program has been raised to TRL 4 in order to more clearly differentiate this program from the PICASSO program. Planetary protection requirements are imposed on instruments intended to operate in an environment where Earth life could proliferate. See Section 2.1 for more details. Proposals shall include an entry Summary Chart placed at the end of the proposal. See Section 2.1 for more details. Progress reports are due Quarterly. See Section 2.4. No data management plan is requested for this program element.

Important Dates
Step-1 Due Date: April 18, 2018
Step-2 Due Date: June 20, 2018

The Maturation of Instruments for Solar System Exploration (MatISSE) Program supports the advanced development of spacecraft-based instruments that show promise for use in future planetary missions. The goal of the program is to develop and demonstrate planetary and astrobiology science instruments to the point where they may be proposed in response to future announcements of flight opportunity without additional extensive technology development (approximately technology readiness level (TRL) 6).

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