RPS Logo The HEASARC's Remote Proposal System (RPS) is an automated service providing investigators from around the world an easy-to-use facility for submitting proposals in response to NASA Research Announcements.


  • verifies proposal data for completeness and consistency,
  • enables scientists to store proposal information from session to session,
  • makes adding target information to proposals easy, and
  • generates LaTeX, PostScript, and/or PDF versions of the proposal forms.

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The following RPS proposal forms are currently available for the following missions:

In order to access any of these proposal forms, you must first join the appropriate ARK group(s).

new Subscribe to the ARK/RPS calendar (instructions) in your favorite calendaring program (e.g., Apple's iCal, Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook, or Mozilla Sunbird) to stay informed of upcoming proposal submission deadlines.

Additional Information

Interested in using RPS for your mission?

The RPS Processor is essential for establishing RPS at your site. An Installation Guide is available. It includes detailed instructions on how to build the RPS executables.

RPS/WWW Introduction: Information about setting up your own Web-based RPS, including an install guide and customizing instructions. Includes a table of supported platforms and browsers.

For additional information about using RPS, please contact the RPS Team Leader, Edward J. Sabol, via e-mail.

Meet the RPS Team.