Whitepaper #234 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: space weather applications; basic research. Additional topics: space weather research/operations/research loop; inner heliosphere; space-based missions/projects; […]
Discussion of knowledge gaps & open questions about the solar-interplanetary drivers of the space weather at Mars during active/quiescent solar periods, and the need for continuous, routine observations to address them. For advancing science & strategic planning for human exploration at Mars by the 2030s, now is the time to consider a network of upstream solar and solar wind monitors at Mars.