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Acronyms

AFL Astrobiology Field Laboratory

AMTEC Alkali Metal Thermoelectric Converter

AO Announcement of Opportunity

ASPERA Analyzer of Space Plasma and Energetic Atoms

ASRG Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator

ASTEP Astrobiology Science and Technology for Exploring Planets

ASTID Astrobiology Science and Technology Instrument Development

CDR Critical Design Review

CETDP Cross-Enterprise Technology Development Program

CEV Crew Exploration Vehicle

CONTOUR Comet Nucleus Tour

CRISM Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars

CSSR Comet Surface Sample Return

DAP data analysis program

DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DIXI Deep Impact Extended Investigation

DS-1 Deep Space-1

DSN Deep Space Network

EPOXI Extrasolar Planet Observations and Characterization (EPOCh) and Deep Impact eXtended Investigation (DIXI)

ESA European Space Agency

GSMT Giant Segmented Mirror Telescope

HiVHAC High Voltage Hall Accelerator



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E Acronyms AFL Astrobiology Field Laboratory AMTEC Alkali Metal Thermoelectric Converter AO Announcement of Opportunity ASPERA Analyzer of Space Plasma and Energetic Atoms ASRG Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator ASTEP Astrobiology Science and Technology for Exploring Planets ASTID Astrobiology Science and Technology Instrument Development CDR Critical Design Review CETDP Cross-Enterprise Technology Development Program CEV Crew Exploration Vehicle CONTOUR Comet Nucleus Tour CRISM Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars CSSR Comet Surface Sample Return DAP data analysis program DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DIXI Deep Impact Extended Investigation DS-1 Deep Space-1 DSN Deep Space Network EPOXI Extrasolar Planet Observations and Characterization (EPOCh) and Deep Impact eXtended Investigation (DIXI) ESA European Space Agency GSMT Giant Segmented Mirror Telescope HiVHAC High Voltage Hall Accelerator 6

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7 APPENDIX E IMEWG International Mars Exploration Working Group IRTF Infrared Telescope Facility ISPT In-Space Propulsion Technology ITAR International Traffic in Arms Regulations JIMO Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter JWST James Webb Space Telescope LIBS Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy LRO Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter LSST Large Synoptic Survey Telescope M3 Moon Mineralogy Mapper MAVEN Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (mission) MEP Mars Exploration Program MEPAG Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group MER Mars Exploration Rover MESSENGER Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging MEX Mars Express MIDP Mars Instrument Development Project ML3N Mars Long-Lived Lander Network MMRTG Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator MoO mission of opportunity MRO Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter MSL Mars Science Laboratory MSO Mars Science Orbiter MSR Mars Sample Return MTP Mars Technology Project NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NEO Near Earth Object NEP nuclear-electric propulsion NExT (Stardust) New Exploration of Tempel 1 NEXT NASA Evolutionary Xenon Thruster NRA NASA Research Announcement NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation OE Orbital Express PDS Planetary Data System PI principal investigator PIDDP Planetary Instrument Definition and Development Program PSD Planetary Science Division R&A research and analysis REP radioisotope electric propulsion RORSAT radar-ocean reconnaissance satellite ROSES Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences RPCT Radioisotope Power Converter Technology

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 GRADING NASA’S SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION PROGRAM RPS radioisotope power system RTG Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator SAG Science Analysis Group SDT science definition team SEP solar electric propulsion SMD Science Mission Directorate SSD Solar System Division SSE Solar System Exploration TAG Technology Assessment Group TGE Traverse Gravimeter Experiment TRL technology readiness level VEX Venus Express VEXAG Venus Exploration Analysis Group