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Is there a breakdown of the 2.5 Billion USD cost for Curiosity? I am particularly interested in the cost of the software development of the rover.

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I found this breakdown on another website:

Source: NASA's FY2010 budget.

Spacecraft \$ 943.3 million
Payloads \$ 124.3 million
Systems I&T \$ 92.0 million
Launch Vehicle/Services \$ 215.1 million
Ground Systems \$ 77.7 million
Science/Technology \$ 16.9 million
Other direct project cost \$ 161.7 million
Total development cost $ 1.631 billion in 2009 dollars.

I haven't found a separate line item for software development, so that's part of the \$ 1067M for the R&D, design and construction of the spacecraft + payloads. Even the 600-page detailed budget doesn't list software development separately.

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This video on MSL flight software development has some information on the workforce for software development and software testing, from which you can derive some rough cost numbers.

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