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Call for a Medium-size mission opportunity in ESA's Science Programme (M5)

29 April 2016

Through this Call for Missions the Director of Science solicits from the broad scientific community proposals for the competitive selection of mission concepts to be candidate for the implementation of a medium-size, or M-class, mission (M5).

Interested parties planning to submit a proposal are requested to send a mandatory Letter of Intent by the date indicated below, and will be invited to attend a briefing meeting for the date and venue indicated below.

Full details of this Call, including all documentation, are on the dedicated web page at:

The schedule for the issue of the Call and the proposal evaluation process is:

Release of Call for M5 mission 29 April 2016
Letter of Intent submission deadline 6 June 2016, 12:00 (noon) CEST
Briefing meeting (at ESTEC, Netherlands) 24 June 2016 (TBC)
Proposal submission deadline 5 October 2016, 12:00 (noon) CEST
Letters of Endorsement deadline 8 February 2017, 12:00 (noon) CET
Selection of missions for study June 2017


Last Update: 29 April 2016

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