Senior Review Reports
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) periodically conducts comparative reviews of missions and data analysis to maximize the scientific return for the cost of science programs. As part of this process, a peer review of Heliophysics data was held in July 2010.
The Senior Review considered the comparitive scientific merit of the various flight programs comprising the Heliophysics System Observatory along with the data analysis and archiving programs; and educational and public outreach. The review compared expected scientific returns and contributions to the system observatory relative to program costs under the pressure of reduced resources for the MO&DA program.