Awarded 1st Place!

Milestone Date 9/21/2016

To evaluate the readiness to begin system Assembly, Integration & Testing and progress toward meeting Challenge Goals, Rules and Interface Requirements.

Communication Goals

  • Farthest Deep Space Communication
  • Error-free, burst data rate
  • Error-free, 28-day aggregate data volume

Orbit / Distance Goals

  • Lunar Orbit
  • Deep Space


  • Communications
  • Orbital maintenance
  • Actuators and Mechanisms
  • Testing Approach
  • Radiation Mitigation Approach
  • Fault Tolerance Approach
  • Battery Depth of Discharge
  • Leaks in Pressurized Systems

Systems Design Maturity Relative to Ground Tournament

  • Technical Risk based on Margin Management
  • System Design and Maturity
  • Mission Operations and Ground Segment Design
  • SW Design
  • Radio Frequency Authorization Package

SLS SPDS IDRD requirements

Completion of Phase II Safety Review

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