Whitepaper #425 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: infrastructure/workforce/other programmatic. Additional topics: other programmatic; state of the profession.
Extended mission budgets fund a significant part of our community, particularly young scientists who in a relatively short time are exposed to a broad range of experiences and opportunities. We argue that reducing extended mission operations and science budgets will have a ripple effect across the community, reducing employment and training opportunities and lowering the impact of HSO