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The Role of Small Satellites in NASA and NOAA Earth Observation Programs
Probability of mission success defined in terms of a specific number of failures: science mission model.
missions, whereas the urgency with which data are needed (time to science), tolerance to partial failure, and programmatic flexibility are factors that may override cost considerations in certain research missions.
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