counsel the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
on the performance and plans of the NASA Sounding Rocket Program,
with particular emphasis on the operation and support of sounding
provide a forum for exchange of information on sounding rocket
systems, operational support, and developments in science as they
affect the Sounding Rocket Program.
Working Group will consist of approximately twelve members, one
of whom will be the NASA Sounding Rocket Project Scientist, who
will serve as Chairman. The other members will be appointed
from the principal scientific disciplines served by sounding rockets
and from the technical and management support areas of importance
to the NASA Sounding Rocket Program. Members will be appointed
by the Director, Goddard Space Flight Center.
Terms of Service
for the Project Scientist, terms of service of the members shall
normally be three years.
will be held as needed but not less than twice yearly. The
Chairman shall invite any participants necessary to accomplish
the business of the meetings. The agenda for the meetings
will normally be established by the chairman at least six weeks
prior to each meeting. The NSRWG advice will be reported
to the Sounding Rocket Project Manager at Goddard Space Flight
Center/Wallops Flight Facility (GSFC/WFF) in addition to the Chairman's
normal reporting to the GSFC Center Director. The minutes
of the meetings will be distributed to both the Sounding Rocket
Project Manager at GSFC/WFF and to the Sounding Rocket Program
Manager at NASA Headquarters.
Scientist Role: The Project Scientist is from the
Space and Earth Sciences Directorate, GSFC, and serves as Chairman
of the Sounding Rocket Working Group (SRWG). On a daily
basis, the Project Scientist represents the interests of the sounding
rocket investigators in working with the Project. The Project
Scientist also evaluates all scientific and engineering requirements
placed on the Sounding Rocket Program and provides guidance to
the NASA Headquarters Program Manager, the Sounding Rocket Project
Manager at GSFC/WFF, and all others involved in the Program.
The Project Scientist reports to the Center Director, GSFC.