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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.

Year Description Format
2013 Final report of the 2013 Heliophysics mission Senior Review PDF (2.5 MB)
2010 2010 Senior Review of the Mission Operations and Data Analysis Program for the Heliophysics Operating Missions PDF (1.2 MB)
2009 2009 Senior Review of the Heliophysics Data Archives PDF (855 KB)
2009  Reactions to the Senior Review of Data Centers, Fall 2009 PDF (59 KB)
2008 2008 Senior Review of the Mission Operations and Data Analysis Program for the Heliophysics Operating Missions PDF (562 KB)
2006 2006 Senior Review of the National Space Science Data Center and the Heliophysics Data and Modeling Centers PDF (104 KB)
2005 2005 Senior Review of Sun-Solar-System Connection Missions Operations and Data Analysis Program PDF (546 KB)
2003 2003 Senior Review of the Sun-Earth Connection Mission Operations and Data Analysis Program PDF (252 KB)
2001 2001 Senior Review of the Sun-Earth Connection Mission Operations and Data Analysis Program PDF (69 KB)
2001  2001 Assessment of NASA’s Space Science Research and Analysis Programs PDF (292 KB)
2001  2001 Recommendations and Decision for the Space Science Research and Analysis (R&A) programs PDF (50 KB)
1997 1997 Senior Review of the Sun-Earth Connection Mission Operations and Data Analysis Program PDF (45 KB)