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Senior Review 2017 for Extension of Earth Science Operating Missions

Earth Science Missions.

Missions Included in the 2017 Senior Review (credit NASA). View Full Size

The NASA Earth Science Division (ESD) of the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is supporting several Earth observing missions that are operating beyond their prime mission lifetimes. Extended operations and associated data analysis activities require a significant fraction of the ESD annual budget. NASA and the ESD thus periodically evaluate the allocation of Mission Operation and Data Analysis (MO&DA) funds with the aim of maximizing within finite resources the missions' contributions to NASA's and the nation's goals. This periodic NASA comparative review for missions in extended operations is known as the "Senior Review."


Schedule for the 2017 ESD Senior Review

  • Call Letter Release: December 20, 2016
  • Terra & Aqua Existing Algorithm PI Mini-Proposals to Project Scientists: February 3, 2017
  • Proposals Due: March 3, 2017
  • Senior Review Panel Meeting: May 9-11, 2017
  • Publication of the panel’s report: June 2017
  • New budget guidelines and instructions to projects: August 2017
  • Projects revised implementation plans to ESD: September 2017

For further information, please contact the Senior Review Program Officer:
Cheryl Yuhas
Earth Science Division
Science Mission Directorate
NASA Headquarters
Washington DC 20546-0001
Telephone: (202) 358-0758