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Mars Science Laboratory Focused Technology Program Overview

By Gabriel Souraphol Udomkesmalee and Samad A. Hayati

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This paper describes how the MSL-FT program functions to ensure that the needed technology is identified, developed, matured to TRL 6, and infused in the MSL mission, in a systematic fashion that will meet the mission's objectives innovatively and within budget. The paper describes the mission's technical and project challenges, and outlines the process, procedures, tools and people involved in meeting those challenges. The paper also discusses the technology certification process required to demonstrate that technology deliverables perform adequately and in a predictable fashion to successful infusion into the MSL Flight System

Topics: Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:casi.ntrs.nasa.gov:20080013214
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