Technology Needs and Prioritization Process

Technology Gap List

The motivation and objectives of the ExEP Technology Program are summarized in the Technology Gap List: the list serves to identify where technology development is needed. A technology gap is defined as the difference between what has been done (or is known) today relative to what is needed in order to implement a future mission, and candidate technologies are ones that potentially close the gap. The technologies NASA is investing in to close the gaps are tracked in ExEP's Technology List.

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Technology gaps the ExEP works to close so as to enable or enhance NASA's future strategic exoplanet missions.

Download the ExEP's latest Technology List here

Technologies currently being advanced to close the Technology Gaps. Some gaps may require more than one technology to close.