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    • The Space Propulsion Sizing Program 

      Scher, Michael D.; North, David (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      The Space Propulsion Sizing Program is an advanced tool to facilitate vehicle design and broad system-level trade studies. It was designed to provide a simple and reliable means for rapid propulsion trade studies during ...
    • Reconstruction of the Genesis Entry 

      Desai, Prasun N.; Aualls, Garry D.; Schoenenberger, Mark (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      An overview of the reconstruction analyses performed for the Genesis capsule entry is described. The results indicate that the actual entry prior to the drogue deployment failure was very close to the pre-entry predictions. ...
    • XSS-10 Mission Results and Lessons Learned 

      Davis, Thomas M.; Melanson, David (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      The Air Force Research Laboratory established the Micro-Satellite Technology Development Program (XSS series of flight demonstrations) to leverage micro-satellite technologies with the aim of providing solutions to Air ...
    • Ground System for the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Mission Observatory Mission 

      Tann, Hun K.; Pages, Raymond J.; Silva, Christopher J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has recently completed its Critical Design Review (CDR) of a new dual Ka and S-band ground system for the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Mission. SDO, the flagship mission under ...
    • Deep Impact Comet Encounter: Design, Development and Operation of the Big Event at Tempel 1 

      Rocca, Jennifer; Wissler, Steven; Kubitschek, Daniel G. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      Deep Impact Comet Encounter was a mission to crash the Impactor spacecraft and its Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS) into Comet Tempel 1 and record the event via a Flyby spacecraft. The Deep Impact spacecrafts, Flyby and ...
    • Aerobraking Cost/Risk Decisions 

      Spencer, David A.; Tolson, Robert (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      Three missions have successfully used aerobraking to reduce the spacecraft orbit period and achieve the desired orbit geometry. A fourth, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, will employ aerobraking following its orbit insertion ...
    • Tactical Satellite 3: Requirements Development for Responsive Space Missions 

      Straight, Stanley D.; Davis, Thomas M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      The Department of Defense is embarking on a broad initiative to make its space programs more responsive. There are many different views of responsive space, but common tenets include no cost and schedule growth within ...
    • DIRE - Dactyl-Ida Rendezvous Experiment 

      Pengelly, Stan; Adams, J. Brian; Platt, Donald (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      The purpose of this paper is to discuss, at the system level, a theoretical spacecraft and mission named DIRE (Dactyl-Ida Rendezvous Experiment). The spacecraft will travel to the asteroid pair Dactyl and Ida, which is ...
    • Systems Engineering Principles Applied to Basic Research and Development 

      Anderson, Norman C.; Nolte, William (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      Systems engineering principles and processes have grown out of the need to effectively manage complex programs, many of them for the acquisition of operational military systems. These multi-billion dollar programs truly ...
    • National Security Space Enterprise Engineering 

      Hagemeier, Hal (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      Space provides critical capabilities for all sectors of our society. Today's world depends on space capabilities for weather and climate monitoring, remote sensing, scientific investigation and commercial and financial ...
    • An Auction Algorithm for Optimal Satellite Refueling 

      Salazar, Alexandros; Tsiotras, Panagiotis (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      Satellite refueling can extend the lifetime of satellite constellations. Peer-to-peer satellite refueling in particular has the potential to make the most efficient use of the fuel contained in the constellation by ...
    • Design and Operation of Micro-Gravity Dynamics and Controls Laboratories 

      Saenz-Otero, Alvar; Miller, David W. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      The cost and complexity of maturing spacecraft dynamics and controls technology increases dramatically as the developer needs to demonstrate functionality in the space environment. Due to the high cost and infrequent ...
    • Analysis of JPL Mission Cost Estimate Drivers 

      Sebastian, Tommy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      An analysis of JPL cost estimate drivers. To give a better idea of true costs, all values were converted to fiscal year 2005 ; the NASA New Start Inflation Index (2005) was used. The context was generated primarily from ...
    • Design and Systems Engineering of AFRL's Demonstration and Sciences Experiment 

      Cohen, Dan; Spanjers, Gregory; Winter, James; Ginet, Gregory; Dichter, Bronislaw; Adler, Aaron; Tolliver, Martin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate has developed the Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX) mission to research technologies needed to significantly advance Department of Defense ...
    • Planetary Probe Entry, Descent, and Landing Systems: Technology Advancements, Cost, and Mass Evaluations with Application to Future Titan Exploration Missions 

      Ong, Chester; Bieber, Ben S.; Needham, Jennifer; Huo, Bing; Magee, Angela; Montuori, Craig; Ko, Chiwan; Peterson, Craig (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      Heritage is the double-edged sword in space systems engineering. Reliance on heritage can ensure redundant success but will diminish advancements in science and technology that are integral to the success of future ...
    • A Solar-Powered Near Earth Object Resource Extractor 

      Rangedera, Thilini; Vanmali, Ravi; Shah, Nilesh; Zaidi, Waqar; Komerath, Narayanan Menon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      This paper is an offshoot of a project to study means of forming massive radiationshielded structures using Near Earth Object (NEO) materials. The topic is the conceptual design of a solar-powered robotic craft to land ...