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Appendix B: Programmatic Decision Strategies and Rules from the Earth Science and Applications from Space 2007 Decadal Survey
Pages 72-73

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... If there are insufficient funds to execute the missions in the recommended time frames, it is still important to make advances on the key technological hurdles. • Establish technology readiness through documented technology demonstrations before a mission's development phase, and certainly before mission confirmation.
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... Program matic decisions on potential delays or reductions in the capabilities of a particular mission could then be evaluated in light of the overall mission set and integrated requirements. • Maintain a broad research program under significantly reduced agency funds by accepting greater mission risk rather than descoping missions and science requirements.

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