This study discusses the publicly available studies of future flagship- and New Frontiers-class missions NASA initiated since the completion of Vision and Voyages. The report considers the priority areas as defined in Vision and Voyages where publicly available mission studies have not been undertaken; appropriate mechanisms by which mission-study gaps might be filled in the near- to mid-term future; and other activities that might be undertaken in the near- to mid-term future to optimize and/or expedite the work of the next planetary science decadal survey committee.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Report Series: Committee on Astrobiology and Planetary Science: Getting Ready for the Next Planetary Science Decadal Survey. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/24843.
|Mission Studies Completed in Recent Years||2-3|
|Priority Science Areas Requiring Studies||4-9|
|Enhancing and Enabling Technologies||10-13|
|Mechanisms for Conducting Necessary Studies||14-15|
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