The Science White Paper should provide policy makers and agency leaders with an overview of the science opportunities which are created by pursuing the human space exploration roadmap described in the GER (including the missions considered collaborative human/robotic missions).
It shall be structured around grand science themes that span research in the various scientific disciplines and at all exploration destinations (LEO, Moon, asteroids, Mars). However, it focuses on the near-term opportunities in the GER reference missions in cis-lunar space, to a redirected asteroid and to the lunar surface. This approach is reflected in the draft table of contents shown below. The scientific elements of the document are developed within the science communities under leadership of the Science Advisory Group, having nominated dedicated co-authors for each subchapter.
|1||Global Space Exploration – The ISECG Roadmap||J. Hill, F. Spiero (ISECG Science Working Group co-chairs)|
|2||The Scientific Imperative – Overarching Science Themes
||B. Bussey, JC. Worms (SAG co-chairs)|
|3||Science Opportunities of a Cislunar Deep Space Habitat||G. Clement, G. Osinski (SAG members)|
|4||Science Opportunities at an Asteroid in Cislunar Space||M. Fujimoto, T. McCoy (SAG members)|
|5||Science Opportunities on the Lunar Surface||I. Crawford, C. Neal (SAG members)|
|6||Science of the GER Reference Missions||All|