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Timeline for Selection of M-class missions

Timeline for M1/M2 candidate missions
 

Activity Date
Call for proposals for Cosmic Vision missions March 2007
Selection of M-class candidate missions for assessment studies October 2007
ESA internal assessment phase of candidate missions November 2007 - May 2008
Industrial assessment phase and parallel payload definition studies June 2008 - August 2009
Open presentation of study results & Working Group recommendation for definition study phase December 2009 - January 2010
SSAC down selection recommendation to 3 missions for the competitive definition phase January 2010
SPC decision on 3 missions for the competitive definition phase February 2010
Three missions in competitive definition phase April 2010 - September 2011
Working group/SSAC evaluation and recommendation for adoption of 2 missions September 2011
SPC selection of 2 missions for implementation October 2011
Mission launch year targets (M1, M2) 2017, 2020



 

Timeline for M3 candidate missions
 

Activity Date
Call for new M-class mission for M3 launch opportunity July 2010
Selection of four M-class candidate missions for assessment studies February 2011
ESA internal assessment phase of candidate missions March 2011 - October 2011
Industrial assessment phase and parallel definition studies of model payload February 2012 - December 2013
Call for proposals for scientific payload, including science ground segment elements, for the candidate missions September 2012
SSAC recommendation on scientific payloads Before February 2013
SPC selection of scientific payloads February 2013
Definition studies on selected payloads February 2013 - September 2013
SSAC down selection recommendation for one mission for the M3 launch opportunity Before February 2014
SPC selection of one mission for the M3 launch opportunity February 2014
Working group/SSAC evaluation and recommendation for adoption of mission Before November 2015

SPC adoption of mission

November 2015
Mission launch year target by 2024

 


Last Update: 10 January 2014

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