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Accession Number N14-0002766
Title ISECG Global Exploration Roadmap: A Stepwise Approach to Deep Space Exploration.
Publication Date Sep 2013
Media Count 9p
Personal Author K. Goodliff R. Martinez R. Whitley
Abstract In 2011, ISECG released the Global Exploration Roadmap (GER), advancing the 'Global Exploration Strategy: The Framework for Coordination' by articulating the perspectives of participating agencies on exploration goals and objectives, mission scenarios, and coordination of exploration preparatory activities. The GER featured a stepwise development and demonstration of capabilities ultimately required for human exploration of Mars. In 2013 the GER was updated to reflect the ongoing evolution of agency's exploration policies and plans, informed by individual agency and coordinated analysis activities that are relevant to various elements of the GER framework as well as coordinated stakeholder engagement activities. For this release of version 2 of the GER in the mid 2013 timeframe, a modified mission scenario is presented, more firmly reflecting the importance of a stepwise evolution of critical capabilities provided by multiple partners necessary for executing increasingly complex missions to multiple destinations and leading to human exploration of Mars. This paper will describe the updated mission scenario, the changes since the release of version 1, the mission themes incorporated into the scenario, and risk reduction for Mars missions provided by exploration at various destinations.
Keywords Asteroids
Lunar surface
Manned space flight
Mars missions
Near earth objects
Robotics
Space exploration
Spacecraft launching


 
Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 54 - Astronomy & Astrophysics
84B - Extraterrestial Exploration
84C - Manned Spacecraft
41C - Robotics/Robots
41N - Computer Software
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, TX. Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.
Document Type Conference proceedings
Title Note Final Report.
NTIS Issue Number 1423
Contract Number N/A

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