Technology Needs and Prioritization Process

  • The ExEP technology program aims to identify the technologies that will enable NASA’s future exoplanet missions, and to facilitate their maturation to be ready when needed. These technologies are identified through technology gap lists and communicated through the annual Technology Plan Appendix.
  • The description of the timelines for identifying new technologies can be found here.
  • Download milestone process: Technology Capability Input Form

2018 Technology List

The motivation and objectives of the ExEP Technology Program are summarized in the technology 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 specified future mission, and candidate technologies are ones that potentially close the gap.

Download the 2018 Technology List here