Impact Craters on Cosmic Dust: Do Damage to the Spacecraft
The discovery and study of impact crater on cosmic dust to understand the overall micrometeoroid environment and space engineering requirement are important. In this paper, we attempt...

Evolution of the Space Station Freedom Module Pattern
The Space Station Freedom (SSF) is being designed to serve as a permanently manned platform in space to accommodate a growing amount of supported scientific research and, ultimately, to...

Cargo Transport to the Lunar Surface Using a Three Rotor Sling
The three rotor sling, a momentum transfer device, is described. The dynamics of multi-rotor systems are explained, and the three rotor system is shown to be favored over one and two rotor...

Explosive Forming of Aluminum-Lithium Alloys
This paper proposes the use of explosive forming to form large, near net shape components for HLLV propellant tanks and structures in meeting this need. Combining with high strength to...

On-Orbit Robotics Assembly and Operations of a Nuclear Mars Transfer System
This paper presents an operations concept and associated scenarios for assembly in Earth orbit of a manned Mars vehicle. The assembly of a Rockwell-Spar reference spacecraft configuration...

Robotic On-Orbit Fueling of SEI Vehicles
Space Exploration Initiative (SEI) missions may involve the assembly and then fueling of vehicles in locations other than on the surface of the Earth. For example, fueling of the Mars...

The Initial Exploration of Mars: Rationale for a Return Mission to Chryse Planitia and the Viking 1 Lander
The concepts behind planning a landing site on Mars are discussed. Based on the engineering constraints and the scientific objectives which will likely be imposed on the first few missions...

Space-Based Assembly Sequence Formulation for Evaluation of Large Orbital Assemblies
The challenges associated with constructing interplanetary spacecraft and space platforms in low earth orbit are such that it is imperative that comprehensive, preliminary process planning...

ESCAPE: Small Payload Strategies
The Extreme ultraviolet Solar Contained Autonomous Payload Experiment (ESCAPE) is a small payload scheduled to fly on the Space Shuttle in April 1992. This payload has been developed at...

Architectures for Mission Control at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
One of the most vital, but often overlooked, research areas for space missions is flight operations. The imbalance is caused by many factors. Among them, the manner in which space missions...

Space Station & Lunar/Mars Life Support Research
The first part of this paper will report on the tests now being conducted by the Environmental Control and Life Suport Systems (ECLSS) at Marshall Space Flight Center. The findings of...

Multiple Booster Spaceports
Multiple Booster Spaceports examined launching an entire class of space boosters, both current and future, from a single spaceport. The United States presently launches four distinct classes...

Launch Facilities as Infrastructure
Many of the launch facilities in this country impose inefficiencies on launch service providers due to the way they have been constructed. To improve launch operation efficiency and to...

The Wide-Angle Optoelectronic Stereo Scanner WAOSS for the Soviet Mars 94/96 Missions
The Wide-Angle Optoelectronic Stereo Scanner WAOSS is anticipated for the Soviet Mars 94/96 missions. Starting from the tasks of WAOSS as a part of the TV complex ARGUS, the paper describes...

An Analysis of Human Performance in Simulated Partial-Gravity Environments
Three unique partial gravity test environments; parabolic flight, water immersion and a mechanical-relief device provide the environment to evaluate human locomotion, reach sweeps, and...

The German Participation in the Soviet MARS 94/96 Mission
The German contribution to the science program of the Soviet MARS 94/96 missions includes 14 experiments or experiment, participations to be placed on the various mission elements: the...

Object Oriented Spacecraft Architecture
This paper describes an architecture for simplifying the spacecraft design and maintenance process: Object Oriented Spacecraft Architecture. Like object oriented programming, the strategy...

The Design and Use of Flow-Through Hold Pads
The Chicago Delay Task Force recommended the construction of nine largescale, flow-through hold pads at Chicago O'Hare International Airport to reduce the potential for airfield gridlock....

Characteristics of High-Speed Runway Exits for Airport Design
This paper addresses some of the geometric design and operational characteristics of high-speed runway exists. Lateral and longitudinal runway constraints limiting the use of high-speed...

Aircraft Noise Monitoring at Denver International Airport
This paper describes design of the noise monitoring system for Denver International Airport. When the airport opens in 1993, the system must monitor compliance with two standards established...

 

 

 

 

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