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Unformatted text preview: mission concepts demonstrate
technical and programmatic feasibility of
meeting the mission objectives
Confirm that the customer's mission need is
clear and achievable
Ensure that prioritized evaluation criteria are
provided for subsequent mission analysis. Criteria for Successful Completion —The following items compose a checklist to aid in determining
readiness of MCR product preparation:
• Are the mission objectives clearly defined and
stated? Are they unambiguous and internally
Will satisfaction of the preliminary set of
requirements provide a system which will meet
Is the mission feasible? Has there been a
solution identified which is technically feasible?
Is the rough cost estimate within an acceptable
Have the concept evaluation criteria to be used
in candidate system evaluation been identified
Has the need for the mission been clearly identified?
Are the cost and schedule estimates credible?
Was a technology search done to identify
existing assets or products that could satisfy the
mission or parts of the mission? Results of Review —A successful MCR
supports the determination that the proposed mission
meets the customer need, and has sufficient quality and
merit to support a field center management decision to
propose further study to the cognizant NASA Program
Associate Administrator (PAA) as a candidate Phase A
Mission Definition Review.
Purpose —The Mission Definition Review
(MDR) examines the functional and performance
requirements defined for the system and the preliminary
program/project plan, and assures that the requirements
and the selected architecture/design will satisfy the
Timing —Near the completion of the mission
Objectives—The objectives of the review are
to: NASA Systems Engineering Handbook
Management Issues in Systems Engineering
• Establish that the allocation of the functional
system requirements is optimal for mission
satisfaction with respect to requirements trades
and evaluation criteria that w...
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