GCD projects strive to …

  • Advance space technologies that may lead to entirely new approaches for the Agency’s future space missions and provide solutions to significant national needs.
  • Focus efforts in the mid technology readiness level* (TRL) range of (3-5/6) generally taking technologies from proof of concept through component or breadboard testing in a relevant environment.
  • Employ a balanced approach of guided technology development efforts and competitively selected efforts from across academia, industry, NASA, and other government agencies.
  • Develop the best ideas and capabilities irrespective of their sources.

* How are technology readiness levels defined? See the description and graphic on the NASA Space Communications and Navigation page.

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