NASA Flight Projects range from enormous flagship missions that cost multi-$B down to CubeSat technology demonstration missions that cost less than $100K. All of these projects have aspects in common and aspects that are very different. NASA has steadily been moving from a one-size-fits-all approach to flight projects towards allowing a significant range of risk postures, processes, and mission assurance. This talk will go over the common aspects of all flight missions, and the particular challenges of managing small, low-cost missions with limited resources. We will try to answer the question of which type is harder to manage (and the answer may surprise you).
S3VI encourages the community to submit questions before the webinar to enable more directed responses. Please send questions to: raquel.l.redhouse@nasa.gov.