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Project Title: Review of Progress Toward Implementing the Decadal Survey Vision and Voyages for Planetary Sciences

PIN: DEPS-SSB-16-12         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Space Studies Board DEPS

RSO:
Day, Dwayne

Subject/Focus Area:
Space and Aeronautics


Review of Progress Toward Implementing the Decadal Survey Vision and Voyages for Planetary Sciences
August 28, 2017 - August 30, 2017
J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts


If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Dwayne Day
Email: dday@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-3011
Fax:


Agenda:

Committee on the Review of Progress toward Implementing the
Decadal Survey Vision and Voyages for Planetary Sciences

Draft Agenda
Meeting #3: August 28-30, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017
Jonsson Center 314 Quissett Avenue
Carriage House Woods Hole, MA 02543
CLOSED SESSION

7:15 a.m. Meet at the Sands of Time Main Office to carpool to the Jonsson Center
7:30 a.m. Room Opens (breakfast available in the Jonsson Center Main House)

8:30 a.m. Meeting Convenes

9:30 a.m. TBD TBD

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. TBD TBD

12:15 p.m. Lunch available at the Jonsson Center Main House

1:15 p.m. TBD TBD

3:15 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. TBD TBD
OPEN SESSION

4:30 p.m. Commercial Space and Planetary Science (via Webex) Scott Hubbard
Stanford

5:15 p.m. SSERVI Yvonne Pendleton
SSERVI

6:30 p.m. TBD TBD

8:30 p.m. Adjourn for the Day




Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Carriage House
OPEN SESSION

7:15 a.m. Meet at the Sands of Time Main Office to carpool to the Jonsson Center
7:30 a.m. Room Opens (breakfast available in the Jonsson Center Main House)

8:29 a.m. Meeting Convenes

8:30 a.m. NASA Mars Exploration Program James Watzin
NASA

10:00 a.m. Update on NASA Education Activities (via Webex) Kristen Erickson
NASA

11:00 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. SLS and Planetary Science (via Webex) Steve Creech
NASA

12:15 p.m. Lunch available in the main house

NOTE: COMMITTEE WILL PROBABLY GO INTO CLOSED SESSION IN THE AFTERNOON

1:15 p.m. TBD TBD

3:15 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. TBD TBD

5:30 p.m. Adjourn for the Day

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Carriage House Breakout Rooms: 206, 207
CLOSED SESSION

7:15 a.m. Meet at the Sands of Time Main Office to carpool to the Jonsson Center

7:30 a.m. Room Opens (breakfast available in the Jonsson Center Main House)

8:30 a.m. TBD TBD

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. TBD TBD

12:00 p.m. Lunch available at the Jonsson Center Main House; Discussion will continue

1:00 p.m. Meeting Adjourns


Statement of Task:

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine shall convene an ad hoc committee to review the response of NASA's Planetary Science program to the 2011 decadal survey, "Vision and Voyages for Planetary Sciences in the Decade 2013-2022" (V&V). The committee's review will include the following tasks:
• Describe the most significant scientific discoveries, technical advances, and relevant programmatic changes in planetary sciences over the years since the publication of the planetary decadal survey (Vision & Voyages or V&V);
• Assess the degree to which NASA’s current planetary science program addresses the strategies, goals, and priorities outlined in the V&V and other relevant NRC and Academies reports and assess NASA progress toward realizing these strategies, goals, and priorities, and effectiveness in maintaining programmatic balance;
• With respect to the Mars program within the planetary science program, the committee’s assessment will include:
o the Planetary Science Division’s Mars exploration architecture and its responsiveness to the strategies, priorities, and guidelines put forward by the National Academies’ V&V and other relevant National Academies Mars-related reports;
o the long-term goals of the Planetary Science Division’s Mars Exploration Program and the program’s ability to optimize the science return, given the current fiscal posture of the program;
o the Mars exploration architecture’s relationship to Mars-related activities to be undertaken by foreign agencies and organizations; and
o the extent to which the Mars exploration architecture represents a reasonably balanced mission portfolio.
• Recommend any actions that could be taken to optimize the science value of the planetary science program including how to take into account emergent discoveries since the decadal in the context of current and forecasted resources available to it;
• Provide guidance about implementation of the decadal’s recommended mission portfolio and decision rules for the remaining years of the current decadal survey, but do not revisit or redefine the scientific priorities or mission recommendations from the V&V and;
• Recommend any actions that should be undertaken to prepare for the next decadal survey, such as community discussion of science goals, potential missions, and programmatic balance, and NASA support of potential mission concept studies.


The following information is provided for any members of the general public who may be in attendance:

This meeting is being held to gather information to help the committee conduct its study. This committee will examine the information and material obtained during this, and other public meetings, in an effort to inform its work. Although opinions may be stated and lively discussion may ensue, no conclusions are being drawn at this time and no recommendations will be made. In fact, the committee will deliberate thoroughly before writing its draft report. Moreover, once the draft report is written, it must go through a rigorous review by experts who are anonymous to the committee, and the committee then must respond to this review with appropriate revisions that adequately satisfy the Academy’s Report Review committee and the chair of the NRC before it is considered an NRC report. Therefore, observers who draw conclusions about the committee’s work based on today’s discussions will be doing so prematurely.

Furthermore, individual committee members often engage in discussion and questioning for the specific purpose of probing an issue and sharpening an argument. The comments of any given committee member may not necessarily reflect the position he or she may actually hold on the subject under discussion, to say nothing of that person’s future position as it may evolve in the course of the project. Any inference about an individual’s position regarding findings or recommendations in the final report are therefore also premature.


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Monday, August 28 - Open Session 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m
Meeting Name: Vision & Voyages M3, Dy 1 Open
Meeting Password: 08282017
Conference Code: 485 964 4307
Url: https://nationalacademies.webex.com/nationalacademies/j.php?MTID=ma36b4062dc1c113407325a807fd16fca

Tuesday, August 29 - Open Session 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Meeting Name: Vision & Voyages M3, Dy 2 Open
Meeting Password: 08292017
Conference Code: 485 964 4307
Url: https://nationalacademies.webex.com/nationalacademies/j.php?MTID=mf6f2b77035276d72406b289eb71715b5

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NOTES

Jonsson Center: Is located at 314 Quissett Avenue, in Woods Hole. Directions available at the following website: http://www7.nationalacademies.org/woodshole/.

Parking: Parking is free and space is usually plentiful. Participants are requested to park in the designated areas only and not on the lawn, driveways or in delivery entrances. Please observe all ONE WAY and NO PARKING signs.

Working Dinner: There will be a working dinner at The J. Erik. Jonsson Center. The NRC will only pay for members of the committee and guest speakers. Unfortunately, the NRC cannot pay for civil servants. The cost of the dinner is $50.00. Checks, payable to the National Academy of Sciences, are preferred.

Last updated: August 14, 2017 – 5:00 PM


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

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The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:


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