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6 Conclusions
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... Using realistic budget projections, the Earth science community cannot afford an all-encompassing program to enhance every aspect of Earth system science, nor can it afford collapse of the mission queue to save just a handful of missions. To this end, the committee reiterates the 2007 survey's call for a balanced set of capable Earth science missions rather than just a few missions that strive for perfection in limited disciplines.3 National Research Council, Earth Science and Applications from Space: Urgent Needs and Opportunities to Serve the Nation, The 1 National Academies Press, Washington, D.C., 2005, p.

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