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Science Working Group Charter

UPDATE: 30 April 200823 March 2011


The purpose of the Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS) mission Science Working Group (SWG) is to aid NASA in maximizing the scientific return of the mission within the existing resources.  The working group will consider scientific challenges facing the mission and offer options for resolving those challenges within existing mission resources.  In this capacity the SWG will work closely with the MMS project in formulating and implementing the MMS mission.
The SWG is chartered by the Heliophysics Division at NASA Headquarters and provides scientific and technical findings to the MMS Project Scientist and the MMS Project Manager.  SWG members are expected to have expert knowledgeable in space plasma physics relevant to the scientific objectives for MMS.