Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

Future Missions Strategy-Implementation Study



The Space Physics Division of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Office of Space Science and Applications will sponsor a study in 1990 to develop strategies and their implementation for future missions into the first decade of the 21st century. This Strategy-Implementation Study has been chartered by the Space Physics Subcommittee of the Space Science and Applications Advisory Committee. The chairs for this study and this subcommittee are, respectively, Kenneth Fox and George L. Siscoe.

The study includes two Division-wide workshops preceded by several disciplinary workshops (Cosmic Ray/Heliospheric, Ionospheric-/Mesospheric/Thermospheric, Magnetospheric, and Solar). The first Division-wide workshop will be held in Baltimore, Md. during the week of January 24–26, 1990. The second workshop is also planned for the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area during June 18–22, 1990. The entire space physics scientific community may participate in these and related activities. However, to assign responsibility and guarantee continuity, there will be 65 designated attendees distributed uniformly among the disciplines of the Space Physics Division. The space physics community is therefore encouraged to bring forward its concepts and suggestions to this Workshop through these appropriate Panel members. The ultimate purpose of this Study and its Workshops and other deliberations is to deliver a plan for future missions to the Space Physics Subcommittee and the Space Science and Applications Advisory Committee.