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Ross-15 Amendment 32: Release of K2 Guest Observer Cycle 4
ROSES-15 Amendment 32: This amendment releases a new opportunity,
K2 Guest Observer (GO) Cycle 4, in Program Element D.13. The text
in this program element is different from that which appeared as K2 GO
Cycle 3 in program element D.7, so please read it carefully.
Program element D.13 of ROSES-2015 solicits proposals for the acquisition
and analysis of new scientific data from the K2 mission
K2 repurposes the space-borne hardware
and ground-based operations of the Kepler mission
for a pointed survey of predetermined
locations along the ecliptic plane. The single, visible-wavelength
instrument on board K2 provides high-precision photometry capability,
with short cadence and long cadence modes (1 minute and 30 minute exposures,
respectively), and provides a powerful tool for broadband variability
analyses of planetary, stellar, extragalactic, and solar system sources.
The execution of the K2 Guest Observer Cycle 4 is contingent upon the outcome
of the 2016 Senior Review. Mandatory Step-1 proposals are due February 5, 2016,
and Step-2 proposals are due March 4, 2016.