The Resource A performance assessment of NASA's heliophysics program, Committee on Heliophysics Performance Assessment, Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies

A performance assessment of NASA's heliophysics program, Committee on Heliophysics Performance Assessment, Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
A performance assessment of NASA's heliophysics program
Title
A performance assessment of NASA's heliophysics program
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Heliophysics Performance Assessment, Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since the 1990s, the pace of discovery in the field of solar and space physics has accelerated, largely owing to NASA investments in its Heliophysics Great Observatory fleet of spacecraft. These enable researchers to investigate connections between events on the Sun and in the space environment by combining multiple points of view. Recognizing the importance of observations of the Sun-to-Earth system, the National Research Council produced a solar and space physics decadal survey in 2003, laying out the Integrated Research Strategy. This strategy provided a prioritized list of flight missions, plus theory and modeling programs, that would advance the relevant physical theories, incorporate those theories in models that describe a system of interactions between the Sun and the space environment, obtain data on the system, and analyze and test the adequacy of the theories and models. Five years later, this book measures NASA's progress toward the goals and priorities laid out in the 2003 study. Unfortunately, very little of the recommended priorities will be realized before 2013. Mission cost growth, reordering of survey mission priorities, and unrealized budget assumptions have delayed nearly all of the recommended NASA spacecraft missions. The resulting loss of synergistic capabilities in space will constitute a serious impediment to future progress."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
COD
Dewey number
523.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QB524
LC item number
.N38 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
A performance assessment of NASA's heliophysics program, Committee on Heliophysics Performance Assessment, Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Preface""; ""Acknowledgment of Reviewers""; ""Contents""; ""Summary""; ""1 Introduction and Background""; ""2 Assessment""; ""3 Recommendations""; ""Appendixes""; ""Appendix A: Letter of Request from NASA""; ""Appendix B: Committee and Staff Biographical Information""
Control code
ocn431471414
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 65 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309136570
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35960085
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)431471414
  • pebcs0309136571

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