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Science Mission Directorate Update. Presentation to National Council of NASA Space Grant Directors Ming-Ying Wei, SMD Education and Public Outreach Lead 2 March 2007. Division. Program. SMD Programs. Science Mission Directorate. *. Planetary Science Division. Earth Science Division.

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science mission directorate update

Science Mission DirectorateUpdate

Presentation to National Council of NASA Space Grant DirectorsMing-Ying Wei, SMD Education and Public Outreach Lead2 March 2007

smd programs

Division

Program

SMD Programs

Science Mission

Directorate

*

Planetary Science

Division

Earth Science

Division

Astrophysics

Division

Heliophysics

Division

Hubble Space

Telescope

New Frontiers

Living with a Star

Earth System

Science Pathfinder

Mars Exploration

Solar Terrestrial

Probes

Navigator

Earth Systematic

Missions

Discovery

James Webb

Space Telescope

New Millennium

Applied Sciences

Solar System

Research

Earth Science

Research

Explorers

SOFIA

Deep Space

Mission Systems

Cassini

GLAST

ESS Multimission Ops

ISSC: Herschel/Planck

Other Agency

Support Programs

Ground Network

Universe Research

Heliophysics Research

Beyond Einstein

smd organization
SMD Organization

Associate Administrator (AA) (M. Cleave)

Deputy AA (C. Hartman)

Deputy AA for Programs(M. Luther)

Deputy AA for Technology

(G. Komar)

Chief Engineer

(K. Ledbetter)

Chief Scientist

(P. Hertz)

HeliophysicsDivision

Dir. (R. Fisher)

Deputy (C. Gay)

Management &Policy DivisionDir. (R. Maizel)

Earth Science

Division

Dir. (M. Freilich)

Deputy (B. Cramer)

Planetary Science

Division

Dir. (J. Green)

Deputy (J. Adams)

AstrophysicsDivision

Dir. (R. Howard-Act)

Deputy (Vacant)

Research (J. Kaye)

Budget (C. Tupper)

Mars Program

(D. McCuistion)

Flight (T. Hammer - Act)

Policy (M. Allen - Act)

Administration (D. Woods)

Applied Sciences

(T. Fryberger)

smd status
SMD Status
  • 1st NRC Decadal Survey for Earth Science released
  • Availability of small/medium class launch vehicles
  • Science Plan is in review cycle for release. Will be delivered to Congress soon, and made public at: http://science.hq.nasa.gov/strategy/index.html
  • Mars Scout selection for Phase-A studies:
    • Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN)
    • The Great Escape
  • Discovery selections for Phase-A studies:
    • Three Full Missions (GRAIL, OSIRIS, Vesper)
    • Three Missions of Opportunity (DIXI, EPOCh, Stardust-NExT)
smd recent significant accomplishments
SMD Recent Significant Accomplishments
  • Earth Science
  • Net Loss of Ice Mass from Greenland quantified (GRACE)
  • Subglacial lakes and hydraulic systems under Antarctic ice sheets observed (IceSat, MODIS)
  • Robust, global, inverse relationship between sea-surface temperature and primary productivity documented (SeaWiFS)
  • Planetary Science
  • MRO enters primary science phase
  • MGS discovers new water gullies
  • Mars Scout selections
  • Discovery selections
  • Cassini reveals new rings. Outer E-ring created by Enceladus geysers
  • Great coverage in media
    • Cassini in National Geographic
    • MER in Car & Driver
  • Astrophysics
  • Hubble scientists created first three-dimensional map of dark matter distribution in the universe
  • Chandra revealed evidence of a light echo from Milky Way’s supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*
  • Spitzer reveals supernova explosion may topple the ”Pillars of Creation”
  • JWST reached critical milestone when 9 of 10 technologies reached TRL6
  • Heliophysics
  • Hinode (SOLAR-B)
    • Three instruments with advanced capability in Vis, EUV, and X-ray wavelengths.
  • STEREO
    • 16 instruments on 2 s/c operating nominally
    • Solar orbits for A and B s/c achieved
    • Transition to Operations, 01/23/07
  • THEMIS to launch February 15
  • AIM to launch April
nasa science mission launches cy06 cy14
NASA Science Mission Launches (CY06-CY14)

Joint NASA - International Partner Mission

NASA Mission on US ELV

As of 1/31/07

DoD Mission with Substantial NASA Contribution

International Mission with Substantial NASA Contribution

Reimbursable for NOAA

  • = Successfully launched to date

* = First science flight

Kepler

IBEX

SDO

OCO

Glory

HST SM-4

OSTM

GOES-P

CINDI

Chandrayaan 1

Herschel

Planck

  • New Horizons
  •  ST-5
  •  STEREO
  •  Cloudsat
  •  CALIPSO
  •  GOES-N
  •  ST-6
  •  TWINS-A
  •  Hinode

THEMIS

AIM

Phoenix

GLAST

Dawn

GOES-O

TWINS-B

NPP

MSL

WISE

ST-8

Aquarius

NOAA-N’

ST-7

MMS

MSO

Discovery 13

MIDEX-7

GPM Core

JWST

GPM Const

ESSP-7

New Frontiers 3

SMEX-12

RBSP

Juno

LDCM

Mars Scout 2

Discovery 12

SOFIA*

2014

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

smd aos and cans
SMD AOs and CANs

Revised 1/31/07

slide8

SMD NRAs - ROSES

  • SMD receives over 4000 research proposals each year
  • Approximately 1000 proposals are selected for new awards each year
  • Over $175M is available for funding for new research awards each year.
status of fy2007 budget
Status of FY2007 Budget
  • H.J. Res. 20 Passed by the House on January 31
  • Placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar February 1
    • Action may not occur until week of Feb. 12
  • Key Features
    • Funds NASA at the FY2006 level, subject to a .28% across-the-board rescission
    • Provides $5,251,200,000 for Science
      • Final amount available to SMD currently under review
fy06 vs fy07 budget comparison
FY06 vs. FY07 Budget* Comparison

*FY08 Budget is essentially unchanged from FY07 runout (after accounting for Full Cost Simplification)

smd education public outreach
SMD Education & Public Outreach

Associate Administrator (AA) (M. Cleave)

Deputy AA (C. Hartman)

Deputy AA for Programs(M. Luther)

Deputy AA for Technology

(G. Komar)

EPO Central

- Lead on inter-Divisional

Division Rep.

- Lead on Division-specific

Ming-Ying Wei

Larry Cooper

Doris Daou

Chief Engineer

(K. Ledbetter)

Chief Scientist

(P. Hertz)

HeliophysicsDivision

Dir. (R. Fisher)

Deputy (C. Gay)

Management &Policy DivisionDir. (R. Maizel)

Earth Science

Division

Dir. (M. Freilich)

Deputy (B. Cramer)

Planetary Science

Division

Dir. (J. Green)

Deputy (J. Adams)

AstrophysicsDivision

Dir. (R. Howard-Act)

Deputy (Vacant)

Research (J. Kaye)

Budget (C. Tupper)

Mars Program

(D. McCuistion)

Flight (T. Hammer - Act)

Policy (M. Allen - Act)

Administration (D. Woods)

Applied Sciences

(T. Fryberger)

Eric Christian

Wei (acting)

Liz Burck (Einstein Fellow)

Ruth Netting

Marilyn Lindstrom

Hashima Hasan

smd epo programmatic highlights
SMD/EPO Programmatic Highlights
  • NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Program
  • SMD/EPO Program Element E.6 in ROSES 2006
  • Student Collaboration Program Definition Team
    • Open call through a Dear Colleague letter
    • Finite duration ending with the submission of a final report
  • International “Science” Years
    • Polar (IPY)

http://www.us-ipy.gov/

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/IPY/

http://passporttoknowledge.com/polar-palooza/

    • Heliophysical (IHY)

http://ihy2007.org/

    • Electronic Geophysical Year (eGY)

http://www.egy.org/

    • Astronomy (IYA) http://www.astronomy2009.org/
2006 word of the year
2006 Word of the Year
  • American Dialect Society

Winner (57)

To pluto/be plutoed: to demote or devalue someone or something, as happened to the former planet Pluto when the General Assembly of IAU decided Pluto no longer met its definition of a planet

Runner-up (43)

Climate canary: an organism or species whose poor health or declining numbers hint at a larger environmental catastrophe on the horizon

http://www.americandialect.org/

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