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Senior Review Reports

The NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) conducts comparative reviews of operating missions within each science division to asses the scientific return from these missions.  The Senior Review, held every two years, assists NASA in maximizing the productivity from its operating missions within a constrained budget. NASA uses the findings from the Senior Review to define an implementation strategy and give programmatic direction to the missions and projects reviewed through the next five fiscal years.

This established practice was codified in the NASA Authorization Act of 2005: “The  Administrator shall carry out biennial reviews within each of the Science divisions to  assess the cost and benefits of extending the date of the termination of data collection  for those missions that have exceeded their planned mission life time.”

Year Description Format
2015 2015 Senior Review of the Heliophysics Operating Missions PDF (691 KB)
  NASA Response to the 2015 Senior Review for Heliophysics Operating Missions PDF (107 KB)
2013 Final report of the 2013 Heliophysics mission Senior Review PDF (2.5 MB)
2010 2010 Senior Review of the Mission Operations and Data Analysis Program for the Heliophysics Operating Missions PDF (1.2 MB)
2009 2009 Senior Review of the Heliophysics Data Archives PDF (855 KB)
2009  Reactions to the Senior Review of Data Centers, Fall 2009 PDF (59 KB)
2008 2008 Senior Review of the Mission Operations and Data Analysis Program for the Heliophysics Operating Missions PDF (562 KB)
2006 2006 Senior Review of the National Space Science Data Center and the Heliophysics Data and Modeling Centers PDF (104 KB)
2005 2005 Senior Review of Sun-Solar-System Connection Missions Operations and Data Analysis Program PDF (546 KB)
2003 2003 Senior Review of the Sun-Earth Connection Mission Operations and Data Analysis Program PDF (252 KB)
2001 2001 Senior Review of the Sun-Earth Connection Mission Operations and Data Analysis Program PDF (69 KB)
2001  2001 Assessment of NASA’s Space Science Research and Analysis Programs PDF (292 KB)
2001  2001 Recommendations and Decision for the Space Science Research and Analysis (R&A) programs PDF (50 KB)
1997 1997 Senior Review of the Sun-Earth Connection Mission Operations and Data Analysis Program PDF (45 KB)