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on April 2, 2020 at 12:26 pm
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Sterilisation for planetary protection
on April 2, 2020 at 9:25 am
Image: Sterilisation for planetary protection
on April 1, 2020 at 6:38 am
Image: Hypersonic surfing
ESA’s other Galileo satellite: in action, on the ground
on March 31, 2020 at 11:25 am
Europe has 26 Galileo navigation satellites in orbit, blanketing the world in positioning signals, with another 12 planned for launch, variously taking shape or undergoing testing in facilities across our continent. Then there is one more satellite, operating as if it were in space but actually turned inside out on the ground, inside a laboratory within ESA’s technical heart.
Hunting out water on the Moon
on March 25, 2020 at 8:00 am
Image: Hunting out water on the Moon
New NASA STI Today's Listing of New NASA STI in the NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS).
The Potential for Health Monitoring in Expandable Space Modules: The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module on the ISS
on May 31, 2017 at 4:07 pm
Abstract: Expandable modules for use in space and on the Moon or Mars offer a great opportunity for volume and mass savings in future space exploration missions. This type of module can be compressed into a relatively small shape on the ground, allowing them to fit into space vehicles with a smaller cargo/fairing size than a traditional solid, metallic structure based module would allow. In April 2016, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) was berthed to the International Space Station (ISS). B...
Spacecraft Charging Considerations and Design Efforts for the Orion Crew Module
on May 31, 2017 at 3:40 pm
Abstract: The Orion Crew Module (CM) is nearing completion for the next flight, designated as Exploration Mission 1 (EM-1). For the uncrewed mission, the flight path will take the CM through a Perigee Raise Maneuver (PRM) out to an altitude of approximately 1800 km, followed by a Trans-Lunar Injection burn, a pass through the Van Allen belts then out to the moon for a lunar flyby, a Distant Retrograde Insertion (DRI) burn, a Distant Retrograde Orbit (DRO), a Distant Retrograde Departure (DRD) burn, a s...
A Simulation Based Investigation of High Latency Space Systems Operations
on May 31, 2017 at 3:33 pm
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EVA Systems Technology Gaps and Priorities 2017
on May 31, 2017 at 2:56 pm
Abstract: Performance of Extra-Vehicular Activities (EVA) has been and will continue to be a critical capability for human space flight. Human exploration missions beyond LEO will require EVA capability for either contingency or nominal activities to support mission objectives and reduce mission risk. EVA systems encompass a wide array of products across pressure suits, life support systems, EVA tools and unique spacecraft interface hardware (i.e. EVA Translation Paths and EVA Worksites). In a fiscally...
NASA-STD-6001B Test 7: Impact of Test Methodology and Detection Advancements on the Obsolescence of Historical Offgas Data
on May 31, 2017 at 2:50 pm
Abstract: NASA-STD-6001B states "all nonmetals tested in accordance with NASA-STD-6001 should be retested every 10 years or as required by the responsible program/project." The retesting of materials helps ensure the most accurate data are used in material selection. Manufacturer formulas and processes can change over time, sometimes without an update to product number and material information. Material performance in certain NASA-STD-6001 tests can be particularly vulnerable to these changes, such as ...