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Earth Venture Mission-3 (EVM-3) Acquisition Program Library

Earth Venture Mission-3 (EVM-3) Acquisition PROGRAM LIBRARY

Last Updated: 1/26/2021

Strategic Documents

  1. NASA 2018 Strategic Plan, NPD 1001.0C
  2. Science 2020-2024: A Vision for Scientific Excellence : NASA Science Vision 2020.
  3. Thriving on Our Changing Planet: A Decadal Strategy for Earth Observation from Space. The National Academies Press (2018).
  4. Earth Science and Applications from Space: National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond. The National Academies Press (2007).

Program Specific Documents

  1. ESSP Program Plan
  2. Science Mission Directorate Standard MAR Payload Classification: D (updated 9/18/2020)
  3. ELV Launch Services Program Information Summary (updated 10/5/2020)
  4. Commercial FAA-Licensed Launch Services Program Information Summary (updated 10/5/2020)
  5. ESPA Secondary Payloads Rideshare SMD Policy Document (SPD-32 Rev 1)
  6. NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Launch Vehicle Secondary Payload Adapter Rideshare Users Guide (updated 8/21/2020)
  7. Rideshare Accommodation Worksheet Template (updated 10/8/2020)
  8. Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Mission Operations and Communications Services (MOCS)
  9. Available Spectrum and Channel Limits By Allocated Service
  10. System-Level TRL 6 Examples
  11. Call for Proposals - Senior Review 2020 for Extension of Earth Science Operating Missions
  12. Directive on Project Applications Program
  13. Microsoft Excel version of the template tables in the AO:
    • Table B1: Example Science Traceability Matrix
    • Table B2: Example Mission Traceability Matrix
    • Table B3a: Total Mission Cost RY$ Profile Template
    • Table B3b: Total Mission Cost FY$ Profile Template
    • Table B5: Master Equipment List
  14. 2019 NASA New Start Inflation Index for FY20 Use
  15. Meeting the 70% JCL Requirement in PI-led Missions, SPD 19
  16. EVM Contract (Main Contract, Statement of Work and Data Requirements Document) (updated 9/18/2020)
  17. SMD Policy Document on Student Collaboration, SPD 31
  18. Space Systems Protection FAQs

NASA and Federal Documents

  1. NASA Space Flight Program and Project Management Requirements, NPR 7120.5E,
  2. NASA Systems Engineering Processes and Requirements, NPR 7123.1C
  3. NASA WBS Handbook, NASA/SP-2016-3404/REV1
  4. NASA Procedural Requirements for Limiting Orbital Debris, NPR 8715.6B
  5. NASA Process for Limiting Orbital Debris, NASA STD 8719.14A
  6. NASA General Safety Program Requirements, NPR 8715.3D
  7. Risk Classification for NASA Payloads, NPR 8705.4
  8. Communications and Material Review, NPD 2521.1B
  9. Requirements for Documentation, Approval and Dissemination of Scientific and Technical Information, NPR 2200.2D
  10. NASA Plan for Increasing Access to the Results of Scientific Research
  11. Near Earth Network (NEN) Users' Guide Revision 4

Additional NASA and Federal Documents

All NASA Policy Directives (NPD) and NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) documents referenced in this AO may be found in the NASA Online Directives Information System (NODIS) Library (

NPR 1600.1A, NASA Security Program Procedural Requirements
NPD 1360.2B, Initiation and Development of International Cooperation in Space and Aeronautics Programs
NPR 7150.2C, NASA Software Engineering Requirements
NPD 8610.7D, Launch Services Risk Mitigation Policy for NASA-Owned and/or NASA-Sponsored Payloads/Missions
NPD 8610.23C, Launch Vehicle Technical Oversight Policy

NASA technical standards documents may be found in the public access portion of the NASA Standards and Technical Assistance Resource Tool (START) (

NASA-STD-8739.8, Standard for Software Assurance

NASA technical reports may be found on the NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) (

NASA/SP-2016-6105 Rev 2, NASA Systems Engineering Handbook

Managerial Cost Accounting Concepts and Standards for the Federal Government

The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) may be accessed at The following parts of the Federal Acquisition Regulations are referenced in this AO.

FAR 15.403-4, "Requiring certified cost or pricing data (10 U.S.C. 2306a and 41 U.S.C. 254b)"
FAR 22.808, "Complaints"
FAR 33.101, "Definitions"
FAR 52.219-8, "Utilization of Small Business Concerns"
FAR 52.219-9, "Small Business Subcontracting Plan"
FAR 52.222-26, "Equal Opportunity"
FAR 52.226-2, "Historically Black College or University and Minority Institution Representation"
FAR 52.227-14, "Rights in Data - General"
FAR 52.233-2, "Service of Protest"

The NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) may be accessed at The following parts of the NASA FAR Supplement are referenced in this AO.

NFS 1806.5, "Advocates for Competition"
NFS 1815.208, "Submission, modification, revision, and withdrawal of proposals"
NFS 1816.7, "Ombudsman"
NFS 1835.016-70, "Foreign participation under broad agency announcements (BAAs)"
NFS 1852.227-70, "New Technology"
NFS 1852.233-70, "Protests to NASA"
NFS 1852.234-2, "Earned Value Management System"
NFS 1872.404, "Categorization"
NFS 1872.306, "Proposals submitted by NASA investigators"

NASA Procurement Information Circulars (PICs) may be accessed at

The Code of Federal regulations (CFR) may be accessed at The following parts of the Code of Federal Regulations are referenced in this AO.

2 CFR 200.466, "Scholarships and student aid costs"
15 CFR Parts 730-774, "Export Administration Regulations"
22 CFR Parts120-130, "International Traffic in Arms Regulations"

The United States Code (USC) may be accessed at The following parts of the United States Code are referenced in this AO.

42 USC 4321 et seq., "National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended"

Executive Orders may be accessed at The following Executive Orders are referenced in this AO.

Executive Order 11246, Equal employment opportunity (see
Executive Order 12114, Environmental effects abroad of major Federal actions (see

Homeland Security Presidential Directive HSPD-12 (see