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    • AdVISE - Advanced Vehicle Integration and Synthesis Environment (AdVISE) 

      Ferlemann, Shelly; Rehder, J. Joseph (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-09)
      Describes a collaborative design and analysis environment for the aerospace community including industry and academia in order to: develop and maintain a knowledge base as an agency resource ; assist in decisions concerning ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Apollo Lunar Orbit Rendezvous Architecture Decision Revisited 

      Reeves, David M.; Scher, Michael D.; Wilhite, Alan W.; Stanley, Douglas O. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-09)
      The 1962 Apollo architecture mode decision process was revisited with modern analysis and systems engineer tools to determine driving selection criteria and technology/operational mode design decisions that may be used ...
    • 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 ...
    • Automated Hypersonic Launch Vehicle Design Using ModelCenter® 

      Bradford, John Edward; Eklund, Dean (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      Over the course of the last two years and with funding from the AFRL, SEI has been performing the conceptual design of two Military Space Plane concepts called Quicksat and Sentinel. Quicksat is a Two Stage to Orbit ...
    • Collaborative Mission Design at NASA Langley Research Center 

      Gough, Kerry M.; Allen, B. Danette; Amundsen, Ruth M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-09)
      NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) has developed and tested two facilities dedicated to increasing efficiency in key mission design processes, including payload design, mission planning, and implementation plan development, ...
    • Comparison of Return to Launch Site Options for a Reusable Booster Stage 

      Hellman, Barry Mark (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      There is a major need in the U.S. Air Force to develop launch vehicles that can be used for Operational Responsive Spacelift and possibly be used for rapid global Strike. One strategy to achieve these mission goals is ...
    • Crew Launch Vehicle (CLV) Independent Performance Evaluation 

      Young, David Anthony; Krevor, Zachary C.; Tanner, Christopher; Thompson, Robert W.; Wilhite, Alan W. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-09)
      The crew launch vehicle is a new NASA launch vehicle design proposed by the Exploration Systems Architecture Study (ESAS) to provide reliable transportations of humans and cargo from the earth’s surface to low earth orbit ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Designing Sustainable Launch Systems: Flexibility, Lock-In and System Evolution 

      Silver, Matthew; De Weck, Olivier (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-09)
      NASA has recently made the decision to develop a heavy lift launch system with Shuttle- Derived components, but myriad questions remain about technical design and development strategy. The complexity of heavy lift launch ...
    • 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 ...
    • EyasSAT: a Revolution in Teaching and Learning Space Systems Engineering 

      Sellers, Jerry J.; Bishop, Carlee A.; Gossner, Jesse R.; White, James J.; Clark, John B. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-09)
      EyasSAT (patent pending) has transformed the spacecraft systems engineering teaching and learning experience. This new development is a fully functional nanosatellite project that is built up, tested, and “flown” in the ...
    • First Annual Space Systems Engineering Conference. Papers listing 

      Georgia Institute of Technology. Space Systems Design Lab (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-09)
      A listing of all papers and presentations from the First Space Systems Engineering Conference held in Atlanta Georgia, November 8-11, 2005. Additional materials: agenda and map from the conference ; pre conference flyer
    • 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 ...
    • Impactor Spacecraft Encounter Sequence Design for the Deep Impact Mission 

      Kubitschek, Daniel G. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      On July 4, 2005, another first in space exploration was achieved. NASA’s Deep Impact spacecraft (s/c) released a small, 350 kg Impactor s/c designed to target comet Tempel 1, estimated to be 14 km x 5 km x 5 km in size ...
    • Mars-back Approach to Moon-Mars Exploration System Commonality 

      Wooster, Paul D.; Hofstetter, Wilfried; Crawley, Edward F. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-09)
      The Mars-back approach entails the development of a common system for the exploration of Moon and Mars by first looking at the requirements placed upon the system by the Mars exploration case and then projecting the ...
    • MER: Stealing Success from the Jaws of Failure 

      Manning, Robert M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-09)
      Describes mission planning and vehicle designs for MER, the Mars Exploration Rovers. The Mars Exploration Rover mission is part of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet. ...