The committee’s rating of each ETDP project is indicated by its assignment of a flag whose color represents the committee’s consensus view, as follows:

  • Gold star. Quality unmatched in the world; on track to deliver or exceed expectations.

  • Green flag. Appropriate capabilities and quality, accomplishment, and plan. No significant issues identified.

  • Yellow flag. Contains risks to a project/program. Close attention or remedial action is warranted.

  • Red flag. Threatens the success of the project/program. Remedial action is required. (This level was not used in assessing a project’s degree of alignment with the VSE.)

The ratings are summarized in Table S.1 and are discussed more fully in Chapter 2 in the committee’s observations on the individual projects. A few projects were given two ratings because of major distinctions between elements within a given project.

TABLE S.1 Summary of the Committee’s Ratings for Each ETDP Project with Regard to Quality, Effectiveness in Developing and Transitioning Technology, and Alignment with the Vision for Space Exploration

NOTE: A few projects were given two ratings because of major distinctions between elements within a given project.



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