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Scientific Assessment of NASA's SMEX-MIDEX Space Physics Mission Selections (Appendix) Scientific Assessment of NASA's SMEX-MIDEX Space Physics Mission Selections Appendix Acronyms and Abbreviations ACE Advanced Composition Explorer ACR Anomalous Cosmic Rays AE Atmospheric Explorer AMPTE Active Magnetosphere Particle Tracer Explorer CLUSTER European Space Agency–NASA multisatellite mission; launch failed, REPORT MENU 1996; scheduled for future reflight NOTICE CME Coronal Mass Ejection MEMBERSHIP CRRES Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite FOREWORD CSSP Committee on Solar and Space Physics EXECUTIVE SUMMARY CSTR Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Research CHAPTER 1 CHAPTER 2 CHAPTER 3 DE Dynamics Explorer—NASA magnetospheric-ionospheric mission launched in CHAPTER 4 1981 CHAPTER 5 DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program REFERENCES DPU Data Processing Unit APPENDIX EIT Extreme Imaging Telescope ESA European Space Agency EUV Extreme Ultraviolet FAST Fast Auroral Snapshot Explorer GASCAN A term derived from Shuttle "get away special" experiments, which were placed in a cylindrical housing file:///C|/SSB_old_web/smexapp.html (1 of 3) [6/18/2004 1:44:34 PM]

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Scientific Assessment of NASA's SMEX-MIDEX Space Physics Mission Selections (Appendix) GIOTTO European Space Agency's spacecraft project to encounter Comet Halley GSFC Goddard Space Flight Center IMAGE Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration IMI Inner Magnetospheric Imager Mission, proposed for one of the solar terrestrial probes IMP Interplanetary Monitoring Platforms ISEE International Sun-Earth Explorer—a NASA-ESA series of three spacecraft launched in 1977 ISTP International Solar-Terrestrial Physics program L1 Orbit Lagrangian point positioned between Earth and the Sun MDI Michaelson-Doppler Interferometer MIDEX Mid-size Explorer MO Mars Observer MSX Midcourse Space Experiment (DOD satellite launched in 1995) NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration OSS Office of Space Science POLAR A NASA contribution to the international Solar-Terrestrial Physics program, launched in 1996 R&A Research and Analysis RE Earth Radius SAMPEX Solar and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer SME Solar Mesosphere Explorer SMEX Small Explorer SNOE Student Nitric Oxide Experiment SOHO Solar and Heliospheric Observatory SR&T Supporting Research and Technology STEDI Student Explorer Demonstration Initiative STP Solar-Terrestrial Probe SRI Southwest Research Institute TERRIERS Boston University's Tomographic Experiment using Radiation Recombination Ionospheric EUV (extreme ultraviolet) and Radio Sources TIMED Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Mesosphere Explorer TRACE Transition Region and Coronal Explorer UNEX University Explorer USRA University Space Research Association UV Ultraviolet file:///C|/SSB_old_web/smexapp.html (2 of 3) [6/18/2004 1:44:34 PM]

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Scientific Assessment of NASA's SMEX-MIDEX Space Physics Mission Selections (Appendix) WIND International Solar-Terrestrial Physics Program Spacecraft Last update 10/5/00 at 8:57 am Site managed by Anne Simmons, Space Studies Board The National Academies Current Projects Publications Directories Search Site Map Feedback file:///C|/SSB_old_web/smexapp.html (3 of 3) [6/18/2004 1:44:34 PM]