by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center, For sale by the National Technical Information Service in Hampton, Va, [Springfield, Va .
Written in English
|Statement||W. Douglas Morris, Nancy H. White.|
|Series||NASA technical memorandum -- 100481.|
|Contributions||White, Nancy H., Langley Research Center.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||i, 62 p.|
|Number of Pages||62|
A space transportation system operations model Presented is a description of a computer program which permits assessment of the operational support requirements of space transportation systems functioning in both a ground- and space-based environment. The scenario depicted provides for the delivery of payloads from Earth to a space station and beyond using upper stages based at the station. ment and operations of the STS from through based on a mission model of 58lL' fllpht L s The purpose of the analysis was to compare the economics of the pro-jected space effort for NASA, DOD, and others, using the STS and alternate programs of exlstlng and/or new expendable launch systems. of a sustainable space transportation system that will enable continual exploration of the Moon, Mars and ’beyond’. Inherent to the problem of transporting people to the Moon, Mars, and ‘beyond’ is sustaining the people and the operations while in transit and at the respective destinations. Especially for long-term missions,Cited by: Mr. Dennis Jenkins' book, "Space Shuttle: The History of the National Space Transportation System: The First Missions" is one of the most amazing technical books on space vehicles ever printed. The amount of historical, technical, and operational information packed into these couple hundred pages is AMAZING!!Reviews:
tasked NASA with the development of a sustainable space transportation system that will enable continual exploration of the Moon, Mars and ’beyond’. Inherent to the problem of transporting people to the Moon, Mars, and ‘beyond’ is sus-taining the people and the operations while in transit and at the respective destinations. A handbook for hopeful Space Shuttle astronauts. The manual is based on NASA designs and actual mission logs of various Space Shuttle missions. This is the revised edition released after the loss of the Challenger but before the "Return to Flight" STS mission in October of ground operations study for a series of Shuttle Derived Vehicles (SDV's). The paper covers hardware and operational for Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) resulting from processing any one of three different SDV configurations while maintaining Space Transportation System (STS) operations. The Space Transportation System (STS), also known internally to NASA as the Integrated Program Plan (IPP), was a proposed system of reusable manned space vehicles envisioned in to support extended operations beyond the Apollo program. (NASA appropriated the name for its Space Shuttle Program, the only component of the proposal to survive Congressional funding approval).
The development of models that can assess the ground operations of future transportation systems is critically important if the goal of low cost access to space is to be achieved. The operational assessment of future space transportation systems is knowledge based; there are no proven formulas or procedures that will generate an operational. Lockheed Space Operations Co. NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Martin Marietta DoD Strategic Defense Initiative Organization McDonnell Douglas U.S. Air Force Directorate of Space Systems NASA Headquarters U.S. Air Force Space Division This report has also benefited from the advice of many space transportation experts from the Government and the. space launch and transportation systems (SLaTS) design and operations, from customer needs, objectives and requirements, through launch and transportation system design, development, test and manufacturing to creating operations concepts and infrastructure capabilities. Lifecycle cost and the business case will also be assessed. The Space Transportation System Operations Contractor (STSOC) supports JSC's MOD and Reconfiguration Management Directorate. Using government furnished equipment, flight data, and software patches from development contractors to install late corrections to fix problems documented in DRs, the STSOC reconfigures the OI loads for use on specific.