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    • 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. ...
    • NASA's Exploration Architecture 

      Stanley, Douglas O. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-09)
      Presentation of NASA’s long and short range plans for space exploration: Complete the International Space Station; Safely fly the Space Shuttle until 2010 ; Develop and fly the Crew Exploration Vehicle no later than 2014 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • Shuttle Derived Launch Vehicles a Solution for Space Access 

      Furfaro, James A.; Johnson, Dennis G. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      President George W. Bush set the bold vision and charter for NASA to take the next steps in the exploration of our solar system in his announcement on 14 January 2004. This exploration initiative provides unique ...
    • Simplifying Complex Problems with Systems Engineering Tools: a Lunar Architecture Analysis Case Study 

      Percy, Thomas K. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      The analysis of lunar mission architectures is a complex problem dealing with many different propulsive elements and payloads moving through a series of locations to deliver humans and cargo to the moon. While the general ...