8  SATELLITES: ACTIVE WORLDS AND EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS

Science Goals for Studies of Planetary Satellites

How Did the Satellites of the Outer Solar System Form and Evolve?

What Processes Control the Present-Day Behavior of These Bodies?

What Are the Processes That Result in Habitable Environments?

Interconnections

Supporting Research and Related Activities

Instrumentation and Infrastructure

Advancing Studies of the Satellites of the Giant Planets

Notes and References

9  RECOMMENDED FLIGHT INVESTIGATIONS: 2013-2022

Criteria for Judging Mission and Related Priorities

Underlying Programmatic Requirements

Missions Recommended Previously and Cost Considerations

Mission Study Process and Cost and Technical Evaluation

Definition of Mission Cost Classes

Balance Among Mission Cost Classes

Small Missions

Prioritized Medium- and Large-Class Flight Missions: 2013-2022

Example Flight Programs for the Decade 2013-2022

Deferred High-Priority Missions

Launch Vehicle Costs

The Need for Plutonium-238

Opportunities for Intra-Agency, Interagency, and International Collaboration

Notes and References

10  PLANETARY SCIENCE RESEARCH AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Supporting Research and Related Activities at NASA

NASA Instrumentation and Infrastructure

Supporting Research and Related Activities at NSF

NSF Instrumentation and Infrastructure

Notes and References

11  THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT IN PLANETARY EXPLORATION

Technology: Portal into the Solar System

Technology Needs

Recommended Technology Investments

12  A LOOK TO THE FUTURE

Preparing for the Next Planetary Decadal Survey

Note and Reference



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