D
Missions in NASA Strategic Roadmaps

TABLE D.1 Actual, Proposed, or Notional Missions Contained in NASA Strategic Roadmaps

Name or Notional Mission

Acronym

Roadmap(s)

Launch

Mars Global Surveyor

MGS

Mars

1996

Mars Odyssey

 

Mars

2001

Mars Express (ESA Mission)

 

Mars

2003

Mars Exploration Rovers (Spirit, Opportunity)

MER

Mars

2003

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

MRO

Mars

2005

Phoenix Lander/Mars Scout

 

Mars

2007

Mars Science Laboratory

MSL

Mars

2011

Mars Environment Mission

MEM

Mars

2013

Mars Sample Return

MSR

Mars

2016

Europa Geophysical Observer

EGO

Solar System

2010

Venus Surface Explorer

 

Solar System

2019

Titan Explorer

 

Solar System

2016

Juno (Jupiter Probe)

 

Solar System

2010

Europa Astrobiology

 

Solar System

2025

Neptune System

 

Solar System

2025

Gamma Ray Large Area Telescope

GLAST

Universe

2007

Herschel

 

Universe, Search for Earth-like Planets

2007

Planck

 

Universe

2007

Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array

NuSTARR

Universe

2009

Widefield Infrared Survey Explorer

WISE

Universe, Search for Earth-like Planets

2009

James Webb Space Telescope

JWST

Universe, Search for Earth-like Planets

2011

Laser Interferometer Space Antenna

LISA

Universe

2015

Constellation-X

Con-X

Universe

~2017

Joint Dark Energy Mission

JDEM

Universe

~2016

Black Hole Finder Probe

BHFP

Universe

~2020



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Review of Goals and Plans for NASA’s Space and Earth Sciences D Missions in NASA Strategic Roadmaps TABLE D.1 Actual, Proposed, or Notional Missions Contained in NASA Strategic Roadmaps Name or Notional Mission Acronym Roadmap(s) Launch Mars Global Surveyor MGS Mars 1996 Mars Odyssey   Mars 2001 Mars Express (ESA Mission)   Mars 2003 Mars Exploration Rovers (Spirit, Opportunity) MER Mars 2003 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter MRO Mars 2005 Phoenix Lander/Mars Scout   Mars 2007 Mars Science Laboratory MSL Mars 2011 Mars Environment Mission MEM Mars 2013 Mars Sample Return MSR Mars 2016 Europa Geophysical Observer EGO Solar System 2010 Venus Surface Explorer   Solar System 2019 Titan Explorer   Solar System 2016 Juno (Jupiter Probe)   Solar System 2010 Europa Astrobiology   Solar System 2025 Neptune System   Solar System 2025 Gamma Ray Large Area Telescope GLAST Universe 2007 Herschel   Universe, Search for Earth-like Planets 2007 Planck   Universe 2007 Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array NuSTARR Universe 2009 Widefield Infrared Survey Explorer WISE Universe, Search for Earth-like Planets 2009 James Webb Space Telescope JWST Universe, Search for Earth-like Planets 2011 Laser Interferometer Space Antenna LISA Universe 2015 Constellation-X Con-X Universe ~2017 Joint Dark Energy Mission JDEM Universe ~2016 Black Hole Finder Probe BHFP Universe ~2020

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Review of Goals and Plans for NASA’s Space and Earth Sciences Name or Notional Mission Acronym Roadmap(s) Launch Inflation Probe IP Universe ~2024 Big Bang Observer BBO Universe ~2025 Black Hole Imager BHI Universe ~2025 Pathways to Life Observatories   Universe ~2025 Large Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope LUVO Universe, Search for Earth-like Planets 2025-2035 Ultraviolet/Optical Interferometer UVOI Universe 2025-2035 Far Infrared/Submillimeter Interferometer FIRSI Universe, Search for Earth-like Planets 2025-2035 Early Universe X-ray Observer EUXO Universe 2025-2035 Nuclear Astrophysics Compton Telescope NACT Universe 2025-2035 Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer LBTI Search for Earth-like Planets 2005-2015 Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy SOFIA Search for Earth-like Planets, Universe 2006 Kepler   Search for Earth-like Planets 2008 Space Interferometry Mission–PlanetQuest SIM–PlanetQuest Search for Earth-like Planets 2011 Terrestrial Planet Finder-Coronograph TPF-C Search for Earth-like Planets 2014 Terrestrial Planet Finder-Interferometer TPF-I Search for Earth-like Planets 2015-2025 Single Aperture Far-Infrared SAFIR Search for Earth-like Planets, Universe 2015-2025 Life Finder   Search for Earth-like Planets 2025-2035 Planet Imager   Search for Earth-like Planets 2025-2035 Multi-angle spectropolarimetric imaging; 3-D aerosol profiling (LEO)   Earth Science 2005-2015 UV/Vis/NIR Imaging (Sentinel Orbit, L1, or GEO)   Earth Science 2005-2015 Cal/Val free-flyer (LEO)   Earth Science 2005-2015 High-resolution ice altimetry (LEO)   Earth Science 2005-2015 3-D ocean altimetry (LEO)   Earth Science 2005-2015 Hyperspectral imaging instrument for solar UV, EUV, and X-rays (L1)   Earth Science 2005-2015 Synthetic Aperture Radar and/or passive microwave   Earth Science 2005-2015 Combined 3-D structure and multispectral imaging (LEO)   Earth Science 2005-2015 3-D laser profiling (LEO)   Earth Science 2005-2015 Precision geodetic imaging (LEO)   Earth Science 2005-2015

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Review of Goals and Plans for NASA’s Space and Earth Sciences Name or Notional Mission Acronym Roadmap(s) Launch Wide-swath microwave 3-D sounding (MEO)   Earth Science 2015-2025 Continuous, spectrally resolved solar occultation (L2)   Earth Science 2015-2025 High-resolution ice altimetry (LEO)   Earth Science 2015-2025 Ice penetrating radar (LEO)   Earth Science 2015-2025 Combined ocean surface/lower atmosphere winds (LEO)   Earth Science 2015-2025 3-D cloudsCloudsat-Calipso follow-on (LEO)   Earth Science 2015-2025 Cal/Val instruments for NPOESS follow-on (LEO)   Earth Science 2015-2025 Wide-swath 3-D cloud and aerosol profiling (LEO)   Earth Science 2015-2025 Precision/interferometric altimetry (LEO)   Earth Science 2015-2025 Microwave radar/radiometryAquarius/Hydros follow-on (LEO)   Earth Science 2015-2025 Time-variable gravityGRACE follow-on (LEO)   Earth Science 2015-2025 3-D profilingCloudsat-Calipso follow-on (LEO)   Earth Science 2015-2025 3-D rain profiling (LEO)   Earth Science 2015-2025 Hyperspectral imaging (LEO)   Earth Science 2015-2025 Ground-penetrating active microwave (LEO)   Earth Science 2015-2025 High-performance ocean color imaging (UV/Vis/NIR) (LEO or GEO), supporting sea-surface temperature and salinity measurements   Earth Science 2015-2025 Upper-ocean profiling (e.g., via blue/green lidar) (LEO)   Earth Science 2015-2025 Hyperspectral imager (GEO or L1)   Earth Science 2015-2025 High performance hyperspectral UV/Vis/NIR imaging (LEO or GEO)   Earth Science 2015-2025 Combined 3-D structure and multispectral imaging (e.g., radar, lidar, and multispectral visible imaging) (LEO)   Earth Science 2015-2025 Frequent, precision geodetic imaging (MEO constellation)   Earth Science 2015-2025 Distributed magnetometry (e.g., 12-satellite constellation, LEO, 300-800 km, low-inclination and polar orbits)   Earth Science 2015-2025 Passive/active microwave (MEO)   Earth Science 2025-2035 Active/passive microwave (3 GEO)   Earth Science 2025-2035 Cal/Val instruments for NPOESS follow-on   Earth Science 2025-2035

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Review of Goals and Plans for NASA’s Space and Earth Sciences Name or Notional Mission Acronym Roadmap(s) Launch High-performance ocean color imager (UV/Vis/NIR) (GEO); supporting sea-surface temperature and salinity measurements   Earth Science 2025-2035 Hyperspectral UV/Vis/NIR imaging (LEO)   Earth Science 2025-2035 Combined 3-D structure and multispectral imaging (e.g., lidar and multispectral Vis imaging) (LEO)   Earth Science 2025-2035 High-temporal-resolution geodetic imaging (GEO)   Earth Science 2025-2035 Multispectral imaging in thermal IR (LEO)   Earth Science 2025-2035 3-D land structure (e.g., lidar and/or InSAR) (LEO)   Earth Science 2025-2035 Glory   Earth Science 2005-2010 Orbiting Carbon Observatory OCO Earth Science 2007 Ocean Surface Topography Mission OSTM Earth Science 2005-2010 NPOESS Preparatory Project NPP Earth Science 2006 CloudSat   Earth Science 2005 Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations CALIPSO Earth Science 2005 Global Precipitation Measurement GPM Earth Science 2010 Hydrosphere State Mission Hydros Earth Science 2010 Aquarius   Earth Science 2008 Landsat Data Continuity Mission LDCM Earth Science 2009 Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere AIM Sun-Solar System 2005-2015 Geospace Electrodynamic Connections GEC Sun-Solar System 2017 Farside Sentinel FS Sun-Solar System 2025-2035 Heliostorm   Sun-Solar System 2016-2020 Inner Heliospheric Sentinels IHS Sun-Solar System ~2013 Ionosphere-Thermosphere Storm Probes ITSP Sun-Solar System 2015 L1 Earth-Sun   Sun-Solar System 2015-2020 L1 Mission   Sun-Solar System TBD Magnetospheric Multi-Scale MMS Sun-Solar System 2011 Radiation Belt Storm Probes RBSP Sun-Solar System 2011 Solar-B   Sun-Solar System 2006 Solar Dynamics Observatory SDO Sun-Solar System 2008 Solar Sail Demo   Sun-Solar System 2010-2014 Solar Orbiter   Sun-Solar System 2015-2025 Solar Probe   Sun-Solar System 2005-2015

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Review of Goals and Plans for NASA’s Space and Earth Sciences Name or Notional Mission Acronym Roadmap(s) Launch Solar-Terrestrial Relations Observatory STEREO Sun-Solar System 2006 Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions During Substorms THEMIS Sun-Solar System 2006 Aeronomy and Dynamics at Mars ADAM Sun-Solar System 2015-2020 Auroral Acceleration Multiprobe AAMP Sun-Solar System 2015-2025 Dayside Boundary Constellation DBC Sun-Solar System 2025-2035 Doppler   Sun-Solar System 2015-2020 Geospace Magnetospheric and Ionospheric Neutral Imager GEMINI Sun-Solar System 2015-2025 Inner Magnetospheric Constellation IMC Sun-Solar System 2025-2035 Ionosphere Thermosphere Mesosphere Waves ITM-Waves Sun-Solar System 2020-2025 Interstellar Probe IP Sun-Solar System 2025-2035 Io Electrodynamics IE Sun-Solar System 2015-2035 Jupiter Polar Orbiter JPO Sun-Solar System 2015-2035 Magnetospheric Constellation (MagCon) MC Sun-Solar System 2015-2025 Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Observatory MIO Sun-Solar System >2035 Mars Atmospheric Reconnaissance Survey MARS Sun-Solar System 2025-2035 Magnetic Transition Region Probe MTRAP Sun-Solar System 2025-2035 Reconnection and Microscale RAM Sun-Solar System 2020-2035 Solar Heliospheric and Interplanetary Environment Lookout in Deep Space SHIELDS Sun-Solar System 2025-2035 Solar Connection Observatory for Planetary Environments SCOPE Sun-Solar System >2035 Solar Energetic Particle Mission SEPM Sun-Solar System 2015-2035 Solar Polar Imager SPI Sun-Solar System 2020-2035 Solar Weather Buoys SWBs Sun-Solar System 2022 Sun-Earth Coupling by Energetic Particles SECP Sun-Solar System 2020-2025 Stellar Imager SI Sun-Solar System 2025-2030 Tropical ITM Coupler T-ITMC Sun-Solar System 2020-2035 Venus Aeronomy Probe VAP Sun-Solar System 2025-2035