What is the schedule for the GALEX mission and Guest Investigator program?
The GALEX primary mission started normal operations in July 2003 and will take at least 28 months to complete. A NASA Research Announcement released in late January 2004, solicits Guest Investigator proposals to use the GALEX observatory and archival data; proposals for Cycle 1 are on 16 April 2004 and future cycles are expected to follow the same cycle. GI observations are expected to begin in late 2004. Further information can be found at http://galexgi.gsfc.nasa.gov/.