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Scoring Rubric

The Moon/Mars Rocket Competitions will be judged by these separate parts:

  1. Design Reports (75% of total score)
    Flysheet At every cycle (Proposal, PDR, etc) every team (every challenge) will fill out a Flysheet and submit a PDF of the Flysheet along with the PDF report.
      a. Competition Proposal (5%)
          i.  Flysheet (Proposal Tab)
      b. Preliminary Design Review (PDR)(15%)
          i. PDR Virtual Review w/judges (5%)
         ii.  Flysheet (PDR Tab)
      c. Critical Design Review (CDR) (15%)
          i. CDR Virtual Review w/judges (5%)
         ii.   Flysheet (CDR Tab)
      d. Flight Readiness Review (FRR) (15%)
         i.    Flysheet (FRR Tab)
         ii.   Safety Inspection Checklist - Virtual Review (5%)
      e. Post Launch Assessment Review (PLAR) (10%)

2. Launch Weekend Presentations (5% of total score)
      a.  Flight Readiness Presentation (oral) (5%)

 3. Flight Performance (20% of total score)
     a. Mission Performance (10%)
     b. Challenge Performance (10%)

4. Bonus Points (up to 10%)
     a. Plan and conduct an Education Outreach Project
     b. Submit Education/Public Outreach Form

All reports shall be submitted prior to 11:59 PM Central Time.  
Reports submitted after 11:59 pm Central Time on the due date will receive a reduction of the overall score. 
Central Standard Time (CST): November 05, 2023 - March 09, 2024.

Central Daylight Savings Time (CDT): March 10, 2024 – November 3, 2024 

1 Day Late 20% Reduction
2 Days Late 40% Reduction
3 Days Late 60% Reduction
4 Days Late 80% Reduction
5 Days Late Zero


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