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By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Space Studies Board, Committee on Assessment of Impediments to Interagency Cooperation on Space and Earth Science Missions

Via an exam of case experiences, employer briefings, and latest experiences, and drawing on own wisdom and direct adventure, the Committee on overview of Impediments to Interagency Cooperation on house and Earth technology Missions chanced on that candidate initiatives for multiagency collaboration within the improvement and implementation of Earth-observing or house technology missions are frequently intrinsically advanced and, for that reason high priced, and multiagency method of constructing those missions in most cases leads to extra complexity and value. Advocates of collaboration have occasionally underestimated the problems and linked expenses and hazards of dividing accountability and responsibility among or extra companions; additionally they the chance that collaboration increases the danger in assembly functionality ambitions. This committee's valuable suggestion is that companies may still behavior Earth and area technological know-how initiatives independently except: it truly is judged that cooperation will lead to major further medical price to the undertaking over what might be accomplished via a unmarried enterprise by myself; or targeted services dwell inside one employer which are useful for the venture good fortune of a venture controlled by means of one other company; or the venture is meant to move from learn to operations necessitating a transformation in accountability from one service provider to a different in the course of the undertaking; or there are different compelling purposes to pursue collaboration, for instance, a wish to construct skill at one of many cooperating organisations. even if the complete undertaking price may well elevate, events should still locate collaboration appealing if their percentage of a challenge is cheaper than investment it on my own. In those circumstances, possible choices to interdependent reliance on one other executive business enterprise could be thought of. for instance, firms might locate that purchasing prone from one other business enterprise or pursuing interagency coordination of spaceflight information assortment is most popular to totally interdependent cooperation.--Publisher's descripiton.

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19 The Joint Dark Energy Mission Like GLAST/Fermi before it, JDEM has been constructed to be an interdependent interagency cooperation, with neither NASA nor DOE in full control of the mission, its requirements, or its implementation. The discovery of the accelerated expansion of the universe in 1998 relied on Type 1a supernovae as “standard candles” by which distances could be derived. In 1999 a group centered at the DOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) proposed a space mission called the SuperNova Acceleration Probe (SNAP) to collect more measurements using supernovae.

Government archive of Landsat data. 6 United States Space Command, United States Space Command Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, January 1992. Declassified, pp. 39-46. edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB39/. E. , 2009. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. 7 In September of 2003 (3 months after the Landsat 7 ETM+ SLC failure), NASA canceled the request for proposals for the Landsat 7 follow-on mission, called the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), leaving the future continuity of Landsat data in question.

Another team with a concept called DESTINY had previously received a NASA study grant, and the new grant provided an opportunity to continue the team’s work. DESTINY used the same two techniques (supernovae and weak gravitational lensing) as SNAP but aimed at a lower-cost mission. Also selected was a newly formed team with a mission concept called ADEPT (Advanced Dark Energy Physics Telescope). ADEPT put primary emphasis on a newly developed technique involving baryon acoustic oscillations. In February 2005 the NSF-NASA-DOE National Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee and the NSF-DOE High Energy Physics Advisory Panel established the Dark Energy Task Force as a joint subcommittee to advise NSF, NASA, and DOE on the future of dark energy research from the ground and from space.

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