I've been reading over NASA's Human Exploration of Mars Design Reference Architecture 5.0. In section 3.1.2, "Scientific objectives for Mars: present and future", when discussing future science missions to Mars, the document mentions:
Although other science missions will certainly be considered (most importantly, a network science mission)... [Highlighting mine]
What exactly is meant by a "network science mission"? Googling turns up mentions of a potential ESA mission called INSPIRE, most notably described in this paper, but I don't quite understand what is meant by network science. Is this referring to the ability to have multiple networked orbiters/landers/rovers on Mars? If so, how would this be different from the existing networks between the various rovers and Mars Odyssey/Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter/Mars Express?