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Acronyms


AA

associate administrator

ACT

Advanced Component Technologies

AIST

Advanced Information Systems Technology

AO

Announcement of Opportunity


CALIPSO

Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations

CATSAT

Cooperative Astrophysics and Technology Satellite

CCOSM

Chemistry and Circulation Occultation Spectroscopy Mission

CDR

critical design review

CETDP

Cross-Enterprise Technology Development Program

Co-I

co-investigator

COTS

commercial off-the-shelf

CT

Computational Technologies


EC&TP

Enabling Concepts and Technologies Program

EOS

Earth Observing System

ESE

Earth Science Enterprise

ESSP

Earth System Science Pathfinder

ESTO

Earth Science Technology Office

ESTP

Earth Science Technology Program

EUV

extreme ultraviolet


FAA

Federal Aviation Administration

FAME

Full-sky Astrometric Mapping Explorer

FFRDC

federally funded research and development center


GRACE

Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment

GSFC

Goddard Spaceflight Center



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Steps to Facilitate Principal-Investigator-Led Earth Science Missions F Acronyms AA associate administrator ACT Advanced Component Technologies AIST Advanced Information Systems Technology AO Announcement of Opportunity CALIPSO Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations CATSAT Cooperative Astrophysics and Technology Satellite CCOSM Chemistry and Circulation Occultation Spectroscopy Mission CDR critical design review CETDP Cross-Enterprise Technology Development Program Co-I co-investigator COTS commercial off-the-shelf CT Computational Technologies EC&TP Enabling Concepts and Technologies Program EOS Earth Observing System ESE Earth Science Enterprise ESSP Earth System Science Pathfinder ESTO Earth Science Technology Office ESTP Earth Science Technology Program EUV extreme ultraviolet FAA Federal Aviation Administration FAME Full-sky Astrometric Mapping Explorer FFRDC federally funded research and development center GRACE Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment GSFC Goddard Spaceflight Center

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Steps to Facilitate Principal-Investigator-Led Earth Science Missions HYDROS Hydrosphere State Mission IIP Instrument Incubator Program JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory LANL Los Alamos National Laboratory LASP Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics MAP Microwave Anisotropy Probe mission MCR mission confirmation review MDR mission design review MIDEX Medium-Class Explorers MM mission manager MSMT Mission and Science Measurement Technology NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research NEAR Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission NMP New Millennium Program NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPG NASA Procedures and Guidelines NRA NASA Research Announcement NRL Naval Research Laboratory NSF National Science Foundation OCO Orbiting Carbon Observatory PDR preliminary design review PI principal investigator PM project manager QuikSCAT Quick Scatterometer mission SAGE Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment SBIR Small Business Innovation Research SDAP Science Data Analysis Program SeaWiFS Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor SMEX Small Explorers SORCE Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment SRR system requirements review SSE Space Science Enterprise STEDI Student Explorer Demonstration Initiative STTR Small Business Technology Transfer TMCO technical, management, cost, and other TOMS Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer TOPEX/Poseidon Ocean Topography Experiment TRL technology readiness level TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission

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Steps to Facilitate Principal-Investigator-Led Earth Science Missions UARS Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite UnESS University Earth System Science UNEX University Explorers UNOLS University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System USGS U.S. Geological Survey USRA Universities Space Research Association VCL Vegetation Canopy Lidar VOLCAM Volcanic Ash Mapper WBS work breakdown structure