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NASA Science Mission Extensions: Scientific Value, Policies, and Review Process


Project Scope:

The NRC will convene an ad hoc committee to conduct an assessment of the scientific value of extended missions in the overall program of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD). The committee’s report will provide recommended guidelines for future NASA decision-making about such mission extensions. In conducting this study, the committee could address the following questions:

1.      Historically, what have been the scientific benefits of mission extensions? How important are these benefits (for example, benefits that might only accrue during the extended mission phase but not earlier)?

2.      What is the current SMD Senior Review process for extending missions--for example, how are reviews chartered and conducted, by whom, and using what criteria? What should be division dependent and what should be uniform across the Directorate?

3.      The NASA Authorization Act of 2005 requires biennial Senior Reviews for each mission extension. Is this biennial time period optimal for all divisions? Would a longer or shorter time period between reviews be advantageous in some cases?

4.      Does the balance currently struck between starting new missions and extending operating missions provide the best science return within NASA's budget? That is, how much of an acceleration of new mission initiation could realistically be achieved by reallocating resources from mission extensions to new programs, compared to the corresponding scientific loss from terminated or diminished mission extensions?

5.      Are there innovative cost reduction approaches that could increase the science cost-effectiveness of extended missions? Are there any general principles that might be applied across the board or to all of the missions for an individual science theme or a particular class? Are there alternative mission management approaches (e.g., transfer to an outside technical or educational institution for training or other purposes) that could reduce mission costs during extended operations and continue to serve SMD's science objectives?

Status: Completed

PIN: DEPS-SSB-15-02

Project Duration (months): 15 month(s)

RSO: Day, Dwayne

Board(s)/Committee(s):

Space Studies Board

Topic(s):

Space and Aeronautics



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 11/06/2015

Victoria E. Hamilton - (Co-Chair)
Southwest Research Institute

VICTORIA E. HAMILTON is a section manager in the Department of Space Studies at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Hamilton has extensive experience with laboratory spectroscopy and Mars data analysis, as an affiliate of the Mars Global Surveyor TES science team, and as a participating scientist on the Mars Odyssey and Mars Science Laboratory missions. She is a science team co-investigator and deputy instrument scientist on the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission planned for launch in 2016. She has published on laboratory mineral and meteorite spectroscopy, numerical modeling of infrared spectra, Martian surface composition, Martian atmospheric aerosol composition, & surface thermophysical properties. Dr. Hamilton has built, operated, and managed a NASA-supported spectroscopy laboratory equipped with three spectrometers for measuring visible, near infrared, and thermal infrared properties of rocks, minerals, and meteorites in reflectance and emission. She has received the NASA Group Achievement Award for the MSL Science Office Development and Operations Team in 2013. She received her Ph.D. in geology from Arizona State University. She was a member of the NRC Committee on Cost Growth in NASA Earth and Space Science Missions in 2010 as well as a member of the Mars Architecture Review Committee for the Committee for Planetary Exploration in 2006.
Harvey D. Tananbaum - (Co-Chair)
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

HARVEY D. TANANBAUM (NAS) is senior astrophysicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Dr. Tananbaum is a pioneer of X-ray astronomy and was on the team that discovered stellar systems containing neutron stars and black holes and X-rays from quasars and clusters of galaxies. Dr. Tananbaum has also been deeply involved in the development of the Chandra X-ray Observatory, from its conception to its birth. He has worked at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory since 1973. Dr. Tananbaum has earned the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, the NASA Public Service Award, and the NASA Medal for Outstanding Leadership, as well as the Bruno Rossi Prize of the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society. Dr. Tananbaum earned his Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2005, and has served on the Space Studies Board. As well, he has served on a number of Academies studies including the Committee on an Assessment of Balance in NASA's Science Programs, the Committee on the Scientific Context for Space Exploration, and the Committee on Physics of the Universe.

Alice Bowman
Johns Hopkins University

ALICE BOWMAN is a supervisor Space Mission Operations Group at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in the Space Department. She is also serving as the Mission Operations Manager for New Horizons and was the lead controller for the spacecraft during its July 2015 flyby of Pluto. She has professional experience with national defense operations, spacecraft, systems engineering, program management, engineering management, space systems, and mission operations. Bowman earned her B.S. in physics and chemistry from the University of Virginia. She has no prior experience on Academies studies.
John R. Casani
Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Retired

JOHN R. CASANI (NAE) is a consultant who is retired from the Jet Propulsion laboratory. He has managed several major flight projects, including Voyager, Galileo, and Cassini. He is a recipient of several NASA awards, including the Distinguished Service Medal. He received the AIAA Space System Award, the von Karman Lectureship, the National Space Club Astronauts Engineer Award, the AAS Space Flight Award, and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He held senior project positions on many of the Mariner missions to Mars and Venus and in 1970 became project manager of Mariner 6 and 7. Later, Dr. Casani would project-manage NASA's Voyager mission to the outer planets, Galileo mission to Jupiter, and Cassini mission to Saturn, as well as the Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter mission. He is a member of the NAE and an honorary member of the AIAA. Dr. Casani holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and an honorary D.Sc. from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and an honorary degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Rome, Italy. He has previously served on the Academies NASA Technology Roadmap: Entry, Descent, and Landing Panel and the Planetary Science Decadal Survey: Giant Planet Panel.
James H. Clemmons
The Aerospace Corporation

JAMES H. CLEMMONS is the principal director of the Space Science Applications Laboratory at the Aerospace Corporation. In his 18 years at Aerospace, Dr. Clemmons has led development of over 20 scientific instruments, flown on sounding rockets and satellites, to investigate a variety of phenomena in Earth’s magnetosphere as well as its ionosphere-thermosphere-mesosphere system. He is the author of numerous publications, including studies of observations conducted with the Freja satellite and other missions characterizing electric, magnetic, and plasma phenomena in the space environment. Before joining Aerospace he worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the Swedish Institute for Space Physics, and the Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics on related research. He has participated in several NASA advisory groups and is the recipient of several awards by NASA and the Aerospace Corporation. Dr. Clemmons is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the American Physical Society, and the American Chemical Society. He was a Fulbright Scholar and a resident associate of the National Research Council. Dr. Clemmons received B.S. degrees in physics and chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Clemmons previously served on the Academies Panel on Atmosphere-Ionosphere-Magnetosphere Interactions.
Neil Gehrels
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

NEIL GEHRELS (NAS) is the chief of the Astroparticle Physics Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. He is also a professor of astronomy at the University of Maryland-College Park and an adjunct professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and National Academy of Sciences. Gehrels is the principal investigator of the NASA Swift satellite observing gamma-ray burst and supernova explosions. He is a deputy project scientist for Fermi, project scientist for WFIRST and previous project scientist for the Compton Observatory (1991-2000). He has organized nine major conferences and been an editor on the proceedings books, has over 500 articles in science journals and popular science magazines, and given many invited talks. He has been on 20 working groups and committees in various positions. Committees, societies, etc., include Chair of the Astronomy Section of the NAS, past Chair of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) High Energy Astrophysics Division, past Chair of the American Physical Society Division of Astrophysics, and past Chair of COSPAR Commission E. Numerous awards have been bestowed upon Dr. Gehrels including the COSPAR Massey award in 2012, SPIE Goddard award 2009, NAS Draper Medal in 2009, AAS Bruno Rossi Prize in 2007, Popular Science Magazine's "Best of What's New award" for Swift satellite research in 2006, and the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal in 2005. Dr. Gehrels received his B.S. in physics, and music from the University of Arizona and his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. He serves on the NRC’s U.S. National Committee for the International Astronomical Union.
Fiona A. Harrison
California Institute of Technology

FIONA A. HARRISON (NAS) is the Benjamin M. Rosen Professor of Physics and Astronomy in the Space Radiation Laboratory and the Kent and Joyce Kresa Leadership Chair, Division of Physics and Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. She is the principal investigator of NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), a small explorer-class mission launched in 2012. Harrison's primary research interests are in experimental and observational high-energy astrophysics. In addition, she has an active observational program in gamma-ray, X-ray and optical observations of gamma-ray bursts, active galaxies, and neutron stars. Harrison was awarded the Robert A. Millikan Prize Fellowship in Experimental Physics in 1993 and the Presidential Early Career Award in 2000. She was named one of America's Best Leaders by U.S. News and the Kennedy School of Government in 2008, and received the NASA Outstanding Public Leadership Medal in 2013. She received her Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2014, and is a member on the Division Committee on Engineering and Physical Sciences, was a member on the Space Studies Board, and chaired the Committee on an Assessment of the Astrophysics Focused Telescope Assets (AFTA) Mission Concepts.
Michael D. King
University of Colorado Boulder

MICHAEL D. KING (NAE) is senior research scientist in the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. King is also the science team leader for the MODIS instrument that flies on the Aqua and Terra satellites currently in orbit. He served as senior project scientist of NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS). He joined Goddard Space Flight Center as a physical scientist and previously served as project scientist of the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE). His research experience includes conceiving, developing, and operating multispectral scanning radiometers from a number of aircraft platforms in field experiments ranging from arctic stratus clouds to smoke from the Kuwait oil fires and biomass burning in Brazil and southern Africa. Dr. King is also interested in surface reflectance properties of natural surfaces as well as aerosol optical and microphysical properties. Earlier, he developed the Cloud Absorption Radiometer for studying the absorption properties of optically thick clouds as well as the bidirectional reflectance properties of many natural surfaces. He was formerly the principal investigator of the MODIS Airborne Simulator, an imaging spectrometer that flies onboard the NASA ER-2 aircraft—an instrument that has aided in the development of atmospheric and land remote sensing algorithms for MODIS, which is used for studies of the Earth’s environment from space. Dr. King is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society (AMS), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, a recipient of the Verner E. Suomi Award of the AMS for fundamental contributions to remote sensing and radiative transfer, and a recipient of the Space Systems Award of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for NASA’s Earth Observing System. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from the University of Arizona. Dr. King is a member of the NRC’s Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space, and the NRC’s Committee on a Framework for Analyzing the Needs for Continuity of NASA-Sustained Remote Sensing Observations of the Earth from Space, and previously served on the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate and the Climate Research Committee.
Margaret G. Kivelson
University of California, Los Angeles

MARGARET G. KIVELSON (NAS) is professor of space physics, Emerita at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences as well as at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also research professor at the University of Michigan. Dr. Kivelson’s scientific interests are magnetospheric plasma physics of Earth, Jupiter and Saturn, interaction of flowing plasmas with planets and moons, and ultra-low frequency waves. She is a co-investigator on the Themis and Europa missions, and a collaborator on the fluxgate magnetometer on Cassini. She is the recipient of the Alfven Medal of the European Geophysical Union and the Fleming Medal of the American Geophysical Union. She earned her Ph.D. for physics from Radcliffe College. She was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1999, and has served on the Plasma Science Committee, the 2014 NAS Nominating Committee, the Committee on Women in the Academy, and numerous other Academies committees.
Ramon E. Lopez
The University of Texas at Arlington

RAMON E. LOPEZ is a professor of physics at the University of Texas at Arlington. His research focuses on solar wind-magnetosphere coupling, magnetospheric storms and substorms, and space weather prediction. Dr. Lopez is also working in the areas of teacher education, national science education standards, and physics education research. Dr. Lopez is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received his Ph.D. in space physics from Rice University. Dr. Lopez’s previous NRC service includes membership on the Committee on Solar and Space Physics, Committee on a Decadal strategy for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics), the Committee on Strategic Guidance for NSF’s Support of the Atmospheric Sciences and the Committee on Solar and Space Physics.
Amy Mainzer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

AMY MAINZER is a senior research scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the astrophysics division. She has been employed as a scientist at JPL since 2003. At JPL, she serves as the principal investigator for the NEOWISE mission, which is a NASA spacecraft dedicated to observing near-Earth asteroids and comets using a thermal infrared space telescope. As the NEOWISE PI, her research focuses on characterizing the population of asteroids and comets through statistical measurements of their sizes, orbits, albedos, and rotational states. The mission began life as the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), and its original purpose was to carry out an all-sky survey at four infrared wavelengths from 3 – 22 microns. After a nearly 3-year hibernation phase, the survey was restarted using its 3 and 4 micron channels and renamed NEOWISE. Dr. Mainzer served as the deputy project scientist for the WISE mission; her responsibilities included flowing down top-level science requirements to the WISE payload components, interpreting payload verification test data, and designing the in-orbit checkout procedures. In 2012 she received the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement medal for her work on near-Earth objects and the NASA Exceptional Achievement medal in 2011 for her work on NEOWISE. Prior to joining JPL, Dr. Mainzer worked as a systems engineer at the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center in Palo Alto. She was responsible for the design, construction, testing, and in-orbit checkout of the Spitzer Space Telescope’s fine guidance sensor. This instrument has been in continuous use since Spitzer’s launch in 2003, including during the original Spitzer prime mission and the Warm Mission that began in 2008. Dr. Mainzer is also the principal investigator of a NASA Discovery mission proposal, the Near-Earth Object Camera. This proposal was awarded technology development funding in 2011 to mature 10 micron HgCdTe megapixel detectors. Additionally, she served on the 2010 NRC Committee to Assess Near Earth Object Hazards and Mitigation Strategies, and she is a member of the NASA Planetary Science Subcommittee. She was a member of the NASA Small Bodies Assessment Group Steering Committee from 2011 – 2013.


Alfred S. McEwen
University of Arizona

ALFRED S. MCEWEN is professor for the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona (UA). He has studied planetary surfaces for more than 25 years, including time at the U.S. Geological Survey prior to joining UA in 1996. Current research interests include volcanology, cratering, slope processes, and remote sensing of planetary surfaces. His experience with spacecraft science experiments includes service as a: member of the Voyager imaging team at Neptune; a Galileo Interdisciplinary Scientist (IDS) associated with the Solid State Imaging (SSI) team; a Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS) team member; a Mars Observer/Mars Global Surveyor Participating Scientist for Mars Orbital Camera (MOC); a member of the Clementine advisory committee and science team;?a Participating Scientist on Mars Odyssey THEMIS; a principal investigator of High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter; a co-investigator on Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC); a principal investigator for the High resolution Stereo Color Imager (HiSCI) on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter; a co-investigator on TGO/CaSSIS; and as a deputy principal investigator for the Europa Imaging System (EIS) on the still unnamed Europa mission. He was awarded NASA's distinguished public service medal in 2011 and AGU’s Whipple award in 2015. He has a Ph.D. for planetary geology from Arizona State University. Prior Academies studies include the 2003 Planetary Science Decadal Survey (chair of large satellites panel, 2001-2002) and COSPAR (2008-2010).
Deborah Vane
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

DEBORAH G. VANE is deputy program manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in the Office of Operating Earth Science Missions. She is also the project manager of the NASA CloudSat Mission. At JPL, Ms. Vane manages a portfolio of 13 Earth Science missions/experiments operating in Earth orbit with a combined annual budget of over $70 million dollars. She oversees the JPL bi-annual Earth Science Senior Review proposal process for mission-operation extensions. She also manages the CloudSat mission that was launched and she has submitted CloudSat proposals to the senior review multiple times. Her involvement in CloudSat began as the proposal manager in 1998. She has also served as the deputy principal investigator; and she has served as project manager since the launch. She has been co-author on a number of journal articles on the application of CloudSat data to clouds and climate, atmospheric radiation and applications to hurricane intensity estimation. Ms. Vane has over 35 years of experience at JPL in a variety of technical, management, and scientific roles. Previously, she was a member of the Mars Viking Mission Lander Imaging Team and was scientific assistant to the JPL chief scientist. Ms. Vane received the NASA Individual Award for Exceptional Achievement as deputy principal investigator and project manager for the CloudSat Mission, and she has received several Group Achievement awards. She earned her B.S. in physics from the University of Colorado. Ms. Vane has not participated on any prior NRC studies.

Events



Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
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Registration for Online Attendance :   
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Registration for in Person Attendance :   
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If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

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

Agenda
THIS MEETING WAS CLOSED IN ITS ENTIRETY.
Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Harvey Tananbaum
Fiona Harris
Vicky Hamilton
Jim Clemmons
Deborah Vane
Neil Gehrels

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft report.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Draft report.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
May 16, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
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Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
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If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

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

Agenda
Monday, April 18

OPEN SESSION
1:00 pm Innovative Cost Reduction Approaches John Callis (via Webex)JPL

COMMITTEE WILL GO INTO CLOSED SESSION AFTER PRESENTATION

Tuesday, April 19

OPEN SESSION
1:00 pm SAMPEX and Cost Reduction Approaches Charles Holmes (via Webex)
Retired NASA

COMMITTEE WILL GO INTO CLOSED SESSION AFTER PRESENTATION

Updated: April 14, 12:00 PM
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Harvey Tananbaum
Vicky Hamilton
Alice Bowman
John Casani
Amy Mainzer
Deborah Vane
Ramon Lopez
James Clemmons
Margaret Kivelson
Alfred McEwen

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Schedule, report writing assignments, report draft.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
April 21, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
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Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
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If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Dwayne Day
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Contact Phone:  202-334-3011

Agenda
Committee on NASA Science Mission Extensions
Meeting #2: March 2-4, 2016

NAS Beckman Center
100 Academy Way
Irvine, CA 92617
Balboa Room

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

OPEN SESSION

8:00 am Room opens (breakfast available in the dining room)

8:30 am Meeting convenes; opening remarks
Victoria Hamilton and Harvey Tananbaum, Co-Chairs

9:00 am The Planetary Science Senior Review
Clive Neal, University of Notre Dame

10:00 am The Astrophysics Senior Review
Andy Boden, Caltech, and
Rebecca Oppenheimer (via WebEx), American Museum of Natural History

11:00 am Break (15 minutes)

11:15 am The Earth Sciences Senior Review
Guosheng Liu, Florida State University

12:15 pm Working lunch; discussion continues

1:00 pm IBEX Extended Mission
Nathan Schwadron, University of New Hampshire

2:00 pm GALEX Extended Mission
Christopher Martin, Caltech

3:00 pm Break (15 minutes)

3:15 pm DSN Missions Services
Chuck Scott, JPL

4:15 pm Voyager’s Extended Mission
Ed Stone, Caltech

5:15 pm Final Remarks

5:30 pm Meeting suspends

6:30 pm Working dinner at Roy's Newport Beach

8:30 pm Meeting adjourns for the day

NOTE: COMMITTEE MAY GO INTO CLOSED SESSION LATER IN THE AFTERNOON AFTER THE SPEAKERS ARE FINISHED

Thursday, March 3, 2016

OPEN SESSION

8:00 am Rooms opens (breakfast available in the room)

8:30 am Meeting convenes; opening remarks

9:00 am Terra Extended Mission
Kurt Thome, NASA GSFC

10:00 am GRACE Extended Mission
Byron Tapley, University of Texas

11:00 am Break (15 minutes)

11:15 am Earth Science/Heliophysics Extended Mission Proposals
Tom Woods,(via WebEx), LASP

12:15 pm Working lunch; discussion continues

1:00 pm Cassini Extended Mission
Linda Spilker, JPL (Or Scott Edgington)

2:00 pm Spitzer Extended Mission
Tom Soifer, Caltech

3:00 pm Break (15 minutes)

3:15 pm TBD

5:00 pm Meeting adjourns for the day

NOTE: COMMITTEE WILL GO INTO CLOSED SESSION LATER IN THE AFTERNOON AFTER THE SPEAKERS ARE FINISHED

Friday, March 4, 2016

OPEN SESSION

8:30 am Meeting convenes; opening remarks

9:00 am TBD TBD

10:00 am TBD

11:00 am Break (15 minutes)

11:15 am Discussion continues

12:15 pm Working lunch; discussion continues

12:30 pm Meeting adjourns



Last updated: February 19, 4:30 PM

Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Harvey Tananbaum
Vicky Hamilton
Alice Bowman
John Casani
Amy Mainzer
Deborah Vane
Ramon Lopez
James Clemmons
Fiona Harrison
Michael King
Margaret Kivelson
Alfred McEwen

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Schedule for report. Draft report and outline. Plans for next meeting. Bias and conflict discussion for one member.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Draft report outline. Draft schedule.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 06, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
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Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Agenda
Committee on NASA Science Mission Extensions
Meeting #1: February 1-2, 2016

NAS Keck Building, Room 106
500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Monday, February 1, 2016

OPEN SESSION

8:00 am Room opens (breakfast available in the room)

8:45 am Meeting convenes; opening remarks Study Director/Chairs

8:50 am The Science Mission Directorate and Mission Extensions
John Grunsfeld, Associate Administrator, SMD, NASA

9:15 am Planetary Science Division and Mission Extensions
Jim Green, Director, Planetary Sciences Division, NASA

10:15 am Astrophysics Division and Mission Extensions
Paul Hertz, Director, Astrophysics Division, NASA

11:15 am Break (15 minutes)

11:30 am Earth Sciences Division and Mission Extensions Michael Freilich
Director, Earth Sciences Division, NASA

12:30 pm Working lunch; discussion continues

1:15 pm Heliophysics Division and Mission Extensions
Steven Clarke, Director, Heliophysics Division, NASA

2:15 pm Discussion continues

3:15 pm Break (15 minutes)

NOTE: COMMITTEE MAY GO INTO CLOSED SESSION LATER IN THE AFTERNOON AFTER THE SPEAKERS ARE FINISHED

3:30 pm Discussion continues

5:15 pm Final Remarks

5:30 pm Meeting suspends

6:30 pm Working dinner at NOPA, ADDRESS TBD

8:30 pm Meeting adjourns for the day


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

OPEN SESSION

8:00 am Rooms opens (breakfast available in the room)

8:55 am Meeting convenes; opening remarks

SPEAKERS
OSTP INVITED (30 minutes)

9:00 am NOAA and Mission Extensions
Vanessa Griffin, Director, NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations

9:45 am Congressional Perspectives on Science Mission Extensions
Jeff Bingham
Former Congressional Staff
David Goldston
Former Congressional Staff
Tom Hammond—INVITED
House Space Science Committee, Majority Staff
Pamela Whitney—INVITED
House Space Science Committee, Minority Staff

10:45 am Break (15 minutes)

11:00 am The European Space Agency and Mission Extensions (VIDEO)
M. Fabio Favata, Science Programme Coordination Office, European Space Agency

12:00 pm Working lunch; discussion continues

1:00 pm The 2015 Heliophysics Senior Review Process
Art Poland, George Mason University

2:00 pm TBD TBD

3:00 pm Break (15 minutes)

3:15 pm Discussion continues

5:00 pm Meeting adjourns for the day

NOTE: COMMITTEE WILL GO INTO CLOSED SESSION LATER IN THE AFTERNOON AFTER THE SPEAKERS ARE FINISHED


Last updated: January 29, 1:30 PM


Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Harvey Tananbaum
Vicky Hamilton
Alice Bowman
John Casani
Amy Mainzer
Deborah Vane
Neil Gehrels
Ramon Lopez
James Clemmons
Fiona Harrison
Michael King
Margaret Kivelson

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Schedule for the study, future meeting dates and locations, organization of the report, future meeting speakers.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 03, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Agenda
This will be a closed-session teleconference involving committee members only.
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Harvey Tananbaum
Vicky Hamilton
Alice Bowman
John Casani
Amy Mainzer
Deborah Vane
Alfred McEwen
Neil Gehrels
Ramon Lopez
James Clemmons
Fiona Harrison

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Statement of task. Balance and composition/conflict issues. Academies name change. Upcoming meeting. Potential speakers. Agenda for meeting. Overall study timeline.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

B&C overview slides. Agenda for February meeting. Roster. Statement of task.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 15, 2015
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

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