Cycle 1 Call for Proposal Results
In response to the SOFIA Cycle 1 Call for Proposals, 172 unique proposals were received -- 133 to the US queue and 39 to the German queue. Proposals to the US queue were received from 10 countries. The available time was oversubscribed by a factor of about 5. The proposals were reviewed for technical feasibility and by independent review panels for scientific merit. The scientific reviews were carried out separately for the US and German queues. The SOFIA Science Mission Operations Director and Deputy Director discussed the results of the two queues and provided the combined approved Cycle 1 program.
Cycle 1 observations will begin with the in June, 2013 and will continue through November, 2013.