Services that our team provides for mission activity
and support, in cooperation with, and
in support of, mission management, as defined by NASA Headquarters.
Program Management: Direct atmospheric chemistry campaign activities
Science Enterprise (ESE) guidelines. This also includes collaborative
external domestic and foreign agencies, when necessary.
Resource Management: Provide management and coordination of allocated
order to meet the scientific objectives of each mission. These responsibilities
interaction with the Tropospheric Chemistry Program management and the
of other collaborating agencies and science teams; (b) overall direction
documentation of project planning, schedules, and field operations; (c)
provision of the
timely transmittal of all data collected by the project into the Langley
Atmospheric Science Data Center (LaRC
ASDC); and (d) acquire and report
measurements in support of the mission goals. Also, in concert with the
NASA Office of
External Affairs and the U.S. Department of State, determine and assure
host country requirements for foreign country operations.
Scientific Guidance: Coordinate all scientific aspects of the expedition,
establishment of chief scientific mission spokespersons, chairing science
and establishing detailed flight objectives and requirements. Also includes
detailed flight objectives and requirements, and assisting aircraft managers
preparation of mission flight plans.
Mission Meteorology: Provide meteorological forecasting and planning
for all aircraft
flights, development of meteorological data products, and meteorological
support for real-time and post-mission use.
Investigation Development: Determine instrumentation
support requirements at the
integration and deployment sites. Coordinate and develop scientific instrumentation
modeling. Coordinate and perform data acquisition, reduction, analyses,
Aircraft Management: Support mission critical instrumentation installation
aircraft. Schedule flights and coordinate flight plans. Support aircraft
hazard analysis, engineering reviews, and inspections. Support payload
check-out, and payload removal. Obtain safety and flight readiness releases
Logistics Support: Manage logistical support throughout the expedition;
arrangements for shipping, lodging, travel, personnel and equipment transportation
intensive sites; procurement of project-furnished expendables, coordinate
for non-NASA and non-foreign participants; and determine and implement
requirements at all sites.
Data and Website Management: Receive, assemble, archive, and distribute
mission data. Ascertain data and website accuracy, format, and content.
Project Measurement Management: Coordinate and administer integration,
maintenance, and operation of instrumentation used for mission measurements,
display and recording, and real time data distribution.
Aircraft Data Systems Management: Administer integration, maintenance,
development, and operation of mission aircraft data acquisition systems.
time and post-mission dissemination of data.
Publication Development: Develop and prepare mission overview papers
documentation, atmospheric chemistry data reports, aircraft navigational
meteorological reports, and chemical data plots. Coordinate journal special