Powering Science: NASA's Large Strategic Science Missions

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Engineering, and Medicine National Academies of Sciences, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Year 2018
Pages 132
Publisher National Academies Press
Language en
ISBN 9780309463836
File Size 3.47 MB
File Format PDF
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NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) currently operates over five dozen missions, with approximately two dozen additional missions in development. These missions span the scientific fields associated with SMD’s four divisionsâ€"Astrophysics, Earth Science, Heliophysics, and Planetary Sciences. Because a single mission can consist of multiple spacecraft, NASA-SMD is responsible for nearly 100 operational spacecraft. The most high profile of these are the large strategic missions, often referred to as “flagships.â€