Software validation and the use of ground test facilities are two overarching crosscutting issues pertinent to TA14 that are addressed in detail in Chapter 4.
NASA recognizes that budgetary and staffing constraints make it impossible to carry out all of the tasks proposed in the roadmap. It will be necessary to coordinate and cooperate with other organizations for funding research and portions of these technologies. Many of the tasks could be combined; for example, the draft roadmap breaks Technology 14.1.1 Passive Thermal Control into eight items, all of which deal with minimizing heat leaks, and the research should be attacked as an overall system rather than technology by technology.
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