[FPSPACE] Discovery lives
David R. Woods
drwoods at stny.rr.com
Fri Apr 10 13:47:20 EDT 2015
Teams of scientists from around the United States have submitted
proposals for the thirteenth mission in NASA’s Discovery program.
Discovery is a class of small planetary science missions, with costs
capped for this round of proposals at $450 million (not including the
cost of a launch vehicle). There is no pre-specified target list for
Discovery missions, but they must be based on the scientific questions
highlighted in the National Research Council’s Planetary Science Decadal
in order to be competitive.
This article by Jason
discusses many of the proposed missions based upon descriptions provided
by their sponsors.
More information about the FPSPACE