Development of a High Resolution Spectrometer for Measuring the Near-Earth RFI Environment: The First Auto-Correlator in Space
A detailed description of the near-Earth RFI (radio frequency interference environment in the 0.5 - 16.5 MHz range is required before low frequency arrays can be designed and implemented...

The Lunar Ultraviolet Telescope Experiment (LUTE)
The Lunar Ultraviolet Telescope Experiment (LITE) is a feasible scientific payload which could initiate a unique ultraviolet (UV) sky survey from the lunar surface prior to our manned...

Gravitational Wave Astronomy and the Lunar Ligo Concept
The preliminary proposal (LaFave and Wilson, 1993, 1992) for emplacing a modest LIGO [ Laser interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory ] system on the Moon using unmanned robotic landers...

Astronaut Mark Lee Goes in for Extravehicular Activities of the Close Encounter Kind

Human Habitat Design for the Space Exploration Initiative
The design of spacecraft to accomodate humans for long lengths of time e.g. conjunction-class human missions to Mars, must carefully consider both the physical and mental health of the...

Operations Analysis for a Large Lunar Telescope
With the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope a new generation of science optical observatories was made a reality. Astronomers and scientists have long seen space as having inherit advantages...

A Facility for Training Space Station Astronauts
The Space Station Training Facility (SSTF) will be the primary facility for training the Space Station Freedom astronauts and the Space Station Control Center ground support personnel....

EVA Operational Guidelines and Considerations for Use During the Space Station Freedom Design Review Process
The Space Station Freedom Program (SSFP) has started to conduct many design reviews (DR's) of its elements, systems, and subsystems. These varied systems cross work packages (WP's), international...

Assessment of a SSF Servicing Facility
Evolution options for a servicing facility at Space Station Freedom (SSF) are currently being studied. While many choices exist, one promising idea is an enclosed facility or hangar which...

Pressure Suit Requirements for Moon and Mars EVA's
In this paper, we examine the influence of pressure suit and backpack designs on astronaut productivity and on the frequency with which EVA's can be conducted during lunar base operations...

NASA's Future Plans for Space Astronomy and Astrophysics
This paper presents NASA's plans for future space astronomy and astrophysics through the first decade of the next century. Discussed will be specific missions and mission concepts, as...

The Proposed NASA Lunar-Based Astronomical Observatories
The goals of the Space Exploration Initiative are a manned return to the Moon, a permanent lunar outpost and then a manned expedition to Mars. This presents an opportunity to construct...

System Concepts for a Series of Lunar Optical Telescopes
The Lunar Telescope Working Group of the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), NASA, has conducted conceptual studies of an evolutionary family of UV/optical/IR telescopes to be based on...

Mitigation of Adverse Environmental Effects on Lunar-Based Astronomical Instruments
The galactic cosmic-ray flux incident on the Moon was examined for its potential adverse impact on the performance of the large lunar telescope (LLT) proposed as a part of NASA's Space...

Developing Technologies for Lunar-Based Astronomy
The Moon is probably the best place in the inner solar system to locate a new generation of astronomical observatories. The thrust of space program planning is toward a return to the Moon...

Lunar Transit Telescope Lander Design
The lunar surface offers a unique platform for telescopes to observe distant planets. The absence of significant atmosphere provides clarity that is of orders of magnitude better when...

Some Considerations for Instrumentation for a Lunar-Based Solar Observatory
Outstanding problems in solar physics, observational trends and directions of instrumental development in solar astronomy are discussed briefly. These lead to the specification of observational...

SALSA: A Lunar Submillimeter-Wavelength Array
A conceptual design is described for a lunar submillimeter-wavelength interferometer called SALSA, a Synthesis Array for Lunar Submillimeter Astronomy. The intent is to describe SALSA...

Low Frequency Astronomy from Lunar Orbit
The Radio Astronomy Explorer satellite verified that the far-side of the Moon is well shielded from manmade and natural Earth-based interference at frequencies below 30 MHz. Above a few...

Very Low Frequency Radio Astronomy from Lunar Orbit
This paper discusses the use of very low frequency aperture synthesis as a probe of astrophysical phenomena. Specifically, the science achievable with the Lunar Observer Radio Astronomy...

 

 

 

 

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