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FUSE Cycle 5 NRA Released
FUSE Cycle 5 NRA & Call for Proposals Released
The Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) project is pleased to
announce the release of the call for proposals for the fifth year of general
observations ("Cycle 5"). The NASA Research Announcement (NRA-03-OSS-01-FUSE)
and Cycle 5 proposal instructions were released on July 3, 2003. Notices of
Intent may be submitted by August 8. Proposals are due to NASA by
September 19, 2003.
The FUSE satellite performs high-resolution spectroscopy of the far
ultraviolet (905-1187 Å) spectral region with high sensitivity. Staring with
Cycle 4, all the observing time of the FUSE mission is available to the general
astronomical community through the NRA process. Approximately 6000 kilo
seconds of on-target exposure time will be allocated to GI programs in Cycle 5.
This year the FUSE Guest Investigator program is part of NASA's
Research Opportunities in Space Science (ROSS) NRA. FUSE proposal preparation
and submission procedures are very similar to that in Cycle 4, however the
on-line documentation for the NRA and proposal instructions has a different
organization. Please consult the web sites listed below.
Starting in Cycle 5 a new proposal category, "Legacy Programs", are
available. This proposal category is intended to provide the opportunity for
large, coherent projects of general and lasting importance to a wide
astrophysical audience. As in Cycle 4, the "standard" and "survey" proposal
categories are also available.
The FUSE GI program is open to qualified scientists from all categories
of organizations, both US and foreign, including educational institutions,
NASA centers, commercial and not-for-profit organizations, and other
For further information please consult the following web sites:
FUSE Cycle 5 program description and proposal instructions:
Technical information is available from the FUSE mission web site:
General programmatic information for the ROSS-2003 NRA and its FUSE Cycle 5
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We apologize for possible duplications that may have occurred.
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