The Space Science Department will focus on applied space physics research such as Space Science, Astrophysics, Space Weather and Planetary Science. To facilitate such research activities, the depart-
ment will host and manage several data acquisition units that will provide high quality and relevant space science data. The data will be availed for national and international research activities. The hosting of the various instruments will help the nation to become part of the global ground and space observation networks. To fully realize its mandate, the Space Science Department will be anchored/supported significantly by all its national training and research institutions as well as the private sector. International partners are welcome to be part of this initiative within the national terms of reference.