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Exploration Element

Exploration Plan 
• Identifies KidSat goals and objectives
• Specifies requirements for instruments, mission operations and data systems.

Exploration Team
• Establishes the KidSat exploration objectives, requirements, and priorities.
• Guides the long-term exploration planning.
• Ensures the KidSat elements meet the exploration requirements.
• Identifies the necessary data reduction and analysis tools, software.
• Monitors the quality of the KidSat data products.
• Carries out specific exploration activities.
• Reports on and publishes exploration results in a timely fashion.
• Members:
Core Curriculum Team
Curriculum Exploration Teams (students using curriculum)
Independent Exploration Teams (students as scientists)

Independent Exploration Teams
• Selected based on proposal to carry out specific exploration objectives
• Funded as part of KidSat project
• Results may be used to develop new curriculum modules
• Results will be published and presented at conferences 
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