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NASA: Input to GDC STDT Request for Information

By SpaceRef Editor
October 17, 2017
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NASA is soliciting information to provide as input to the formulation process of the next major Living With a Star mission, Geospace Dynamics Constellation. Responses of up to 10 pages should be submitted by November 16, 2017, via NSPIRES in response to NNH18ZDA002L.
Consistent with the 2013 Heliophysics Decadal Survey (“the Decadal Survey”), Solar and Space Physics: A Science for a Technological Society, NASA intends to form an Science and Technology Definition Team (STDT) in late 2017 to conduct a study of mission options, including new science and technology options, for its next major Living With a Star mission, Geospace Dynamics Constellation (GDC). This study will include an assessment and update of the science rationale for the mission and the provision of science parameters, investigation approaches, key mission parameters, and any other needed scientific studies.
In order to inform the STDT process, NASA seeks information from the broader scientific community as input to the STDT. The requested information includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the GDC science goals, potential mission architectures, potential scientific instrumentation and/or measurements, and how GDC will fit into the larger Heliophysics System Observatory and can relate to missions flown by non-NASA organizations.
NASA particularly encourages the submission of responses on relevant scientific and technological discoveries, innovations, and advances that have been made since the Decadal Survey’s publication.
For more information, including instruction on how to submit a response, please see the full text of the RFI which may be found on NSPIRES under NNH18ZDA002L.
Questions concerning this Request for Information should be addressed to Jared Leisner at
The RFI may be found at:!{FF6DA437-295D-7ADD-C402-90AC2C133DDA}&path=open

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