B
Acronyms and Abbreviations


AAp

Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millennium


DOD

Department of Defense

DOE

Department of Energy

DSN

Deep Space Network


ESA

European Space Agency

ESMD

Exploration Systems Mission Directorate

EUV

extreme ultraviolet


GEO

geosynchronous Earth orbit

GEOSS

Global Earth Observation System of Systems

GLAST

Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope


HST

Hubble Space Telescope


ITAR

International Traffic in Arms Regulations


JDEM

Joint Dark Energy Mission

JWST

James Webb Space Telescope


L1

Lagrangian point 1

LEO

low Earth orbit

LISA

Laser Interferometer Space Antenna


MEM

Mars Environment Mission

MEO

medium Earth orbit

MEPAG

Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group

MSL

Mars Science Laboratory

MSR

Mars Sample Return

MTO

Mars Telecommunication Orbiter


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NIR

near infrared

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPOESS

National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System

NRC

National Research Council

NSF

National Science Foundation


OLI

Operational Land Imager



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Review of Goals and Plans for NASA’s Space and Earth Sciences B Acronyms and Abbreviations AAp Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millennium DOD Department of Defense DOE Department of Energy DSN Deep Space Network ESA European Space Agency ESMD Exploration Systems Mission Directorate EUV extreme ultraviolet GEO geosynchronous Earth orbit GEOSS Global Earth Observation System of Systems GLAST Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope HST Hubble Space Telescope ITAR International Traffic in Arms Regulations JDEM Joint Dark Energy Mission JWST James Webb Space Telescope L1 Lagrangian point 1 LEO low Earth orbit LISA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna MEM Mars Environment Mission MEO medium Earth orbit MEPAG Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group MSL Mars Science Laboratory MSR Mars Sample Return MTO Mars Telecommunication Orbiter NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NIR near infrared NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation OLI Operational Land Imager

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Review of Goals and Plans for NASA’s Space and Earth Sciences PTL Pathways to Life SAFIR Single Aperture Far-Infrared SIM Space Interferometry Mission SOFIA Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy TPF-C Terrestrial Planet Finder-Coronograph TPF-I Terrestrial Planet Finder-Interferometer UV ultraviolet Vis visible WISE Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer