What lessons could you learn from a low-cost, short-schedule mission?
The use of common hardware can help to mitigate a number of issues with obtaining spacecraft replacement parts.
Having in-house expertise can be a great advantage to help with problem solving in the manufacturing process when materials are no longer commercially available.
Learning from failures can help facilitate innovation for technologies that will increase future mission success.
Testing is an important part of reducing risk in spacecraft design, and can help determine limits and allow learning about a spacecraft’s performance.
Individual accountability, teamwork and communication determine success at NASA.