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Planetary Science Subcommittee Notes

PSS Meeting
January 26–27, 2011
NASA Headquarters
Washington, DC

Agenda and Presentations

 

January 26 (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM) Room 5H45

8:30

Welcome & Agenda Review

Ron Greeley
Jim Green
8:45 NAC Science Committee review of Analysis Groups
Ron Greeley
9:15 NLS-2 Update
Jim Norman
9:30

Mars program up-date (MSL, international efforts, McCuistion, and others)

Doug McCuistion
Michael Meyer
10:15 Break
10:30

Status of potential Europa Flagship mission

Curt Niebur
10:50

PSD Update – Impact of FY11 CR & FY12 Budget

James Green
11:45 MESSENGER extended mission review options
Ed Grayzeck
12:00

Lunch - at meeting

 
12:15 Discussion with Ed Weiler  
1:00 Analysis Group Reports (30 minutes each)  
 
TBD
TBD
TBD
2:30

Break

2:45

Analysis Group Reports (30 minutes each)

TBD
TBD
4:00

Discussion, review Action Items

Ron Greeley
5:00 Adjourn
Group Dinner TBD    

January 27 (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM) Room 7H45
8:30

SMD Science Discussion

Waleed Abdalati
9:00

Analysis Group Report (30 minutes)

Mark Sykes
9:30

SR&T Study and R&A Survey results: Observations, and Findings

Ron Greeley
Mark Sykes
10:15 Break  
10:30 R&A Recommendations
Ron Greeley
12:00 Lunch  
1:00 SRT Study Report: Review
PSS members
2:00

Objective 1: “Inventory solar system objects and identify the processes active in and among them”

Tom Craven
2:15

Objective 2: “Understand how the Sun’s family of planets, satellites, and minor bodies originated and evolved”

Mini Wadhwa
2:30

Objective 3: “Understand the processes that determine the history and future habitability of environments on Mars and other solar system bodies”

John Grant
2:45

Objective 4: “Understand the origin and evolution of Earth life and the biosphere to determine if there is or ever has been life elsewhere in the universe”

Julie Castillo-Rogez
3:00

Objective 5: “Identify and characterize small bodies and the properties of planetary environments that pose a threat to
terrestrial life or exploration or provide potentially exploitable resources”

Jim Bell
3:15 Discussion and next steps  
4:00 Planetary Science - Technology Panel Update
Tibor Kremic
5:00 Adjourn