Accession Number N20120014555
Title Space Environments and Spacecraft Effects Organization Concept.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 15p
Personal Author D. L. Edwards H. D. Burns J. F. Spann M. Xapsos R. Porter S. K. Miller T. A. Schneider
Abstract The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is embarking on a course to expand human presence beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO) while also expanding its mission to explore the solar system. Destinations such as Near Earth Asteroids (NEA), Mars and its moons, and the outer planets are but a few of the mission targets. Each new destination presents an opportunity to increase our knowledge of the solar system and the unique environments for each mission target. NASA has multiple technical and science discipline areas specializing in specific space environments disciplines that will help serve to enable these missions. To complement these existing discipline areas, a concept is presented focusing on the development of a space environments and spacecraft effects (SENSE) organization. This SENSE organization includes disciplines such as space climate, space weather, natural and induced space environments, effects on spacecraft materials and systems and the transition of research information into application. This space environment and spacecraft effects organization will be composed of Technical Working Groups (TWG). These technical working groups will survey customers and users, generate products, and provide knowledge supporting four functional areas: design environments, engineering effects, operational support, and programmatic support.
Keywords Aerospace engineering
Aerospace environments
Asteroids
Cooperation
Coordination
Environment effects
Extraterrestrial environments
Lessons learned
Lunar exploration
Mars missions
Mission planning
Operations research
Preflight operations
Project management
Space weather
Spacecraft
Spacecraft design


 
Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 70 - Administration & Management
84 - Space Technology
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Huntsville, AL. George C. Marshall Space Flight Center.
Document Type Conference proceedings
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number N/A

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