ExoMars Science Management Plan
Publication date: 12 February 2010
Issue: 5, Rev. 4
Document reference number: EXM-MS-PL-ESA-00002
This Science Management Plan specifies in detail the scientific management of the ExoMars programme, focusing on the way the payload is selected and implemented for the various mission elements, as a joint effort of the scientific community, the funding organisations, ESA and NASA. The modes of participation in the programme are addressed, as well as the responsibility of the ESA Project Manager, Project Scientist, and their teams vis-à-vis the implementation and exploitation of the instruments. Finally, the data rights of the involved scientists and their responsibilities for the public outreach activities are explained, as is the data analysis support policy.
Once approved, the ExoMars Science Management Plan will become applicable to all parties wishing to participate in the ExoMars programme. Whenever mission or programmatic developments justify a revision, the ExoMars Science Management Plan will be updated and resubmitted, to the Advisory Bodies for endorsement and to the Programme Board (PB-HME) for approval.