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Surface buildup scenarios and outpost architectures for Lunar Exploration

Daniel D. Mazanek, Patrick A. Troutman, Christopher J. Culbert, Matthew J. Leonard, Gary R. Spexarth
2009 2009 IEEE Aerospace conference  
with preliminary supporting element and system designs in support of NASA's Exploration Strategy.  ...  Additionally, the core lunar surface system technologies and outpost operations concepts are applicable to future Mars exploration.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors would like to acknowledge the outstanding Agency-wide CxAT Lunar and LSSPO teams that developed the lunar surface system concepts, performed the  ... 
doi:10.1109/aero.2009.4839550 fatcat:ozj2euvztnam3gvjune4rg727e

Toward a global space exploration program: A stepping stone approach

Pascale Ehrenfreund, Chris McKay, John D. Rummel, Bernard H. Foing, Clive R. Neal, Tanja Masson-Zwaan, Megan Ansdell, Nicolas Peter, John Zarnecki, Steve Mackwell, Maria Antionetta Perino, Linda Billings (+2 others)
2012 Advances in Space Research  
to support the development of exploration programs and to safeguard the potential scientific assets of solar system objects.  ...  in the development and execution of future global space exploration frameworks.  ...  The LEAG serves as a community-based, interdisciplinary forum for future exploration and provides analysis in support of lunar exploration objectives and their implications for lunar architecture planning  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.asr.2011.09.014 fatcat:u33z2azomve7ta64tphw6pwu4e

Inhabiting the solar system

Brent Sherwood
2011 Open Engineering  
Defined as the "theory and practice of designing and building inhabited environments in outer space," the field synthesizes human space flight systems engineering subjects with the long tradition of making  ...  The scope of the field is outlined, and its three principal domains differentiated. The current state of the art is described in terms of executed projects.  ...  Acknowledgments I am grateful to the 26 authors who contributed to Out of This World: The New Field of Space Architecture for their ideas and energy. In addition, I would like to personally  ... 
doi:10.2478/s13531-011-0004-y fatcat:ekkj7bf2mnglhmqhar6x63gqdy

Engineering Potential for Lunar Missions After Apollo

James D. Burke
1972 Symposium - International astronomical union  
With results of past and present lunar exploration programs in hand, it is now possible to outline the next logical steps in the exploration and use of the Moon.  ...  This paper describes first, a set of mission objectives and engineering capabilities considered desirable and feasible for projects following soon after Apollo, and second, some objectives for the farther  ...  EARTH-MOON TRANSPORTATION One factor governing the design of a post-Apollo lunar exploration program is the available launch-vehicle capacity.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0074180900097473 fatcat:wyh6axgggjbnfmlghvh2loa6dm

Humex, a study on the survivability and adaptation of humans to long-duration exploratory missions, part I: Lunar missions

G. Horneck, R. Facius, M. Reichert, P. Rettberg, W. Seboldt, D. Manzey, B. Comet, A. Maillet, H. Preiss, L. Schauer, C.G. Dussap, L. Poughon (+4 others)
2003 Advances in Space Research  
designed just for a 30 day human exploration mission, and not as a first step towards a permanent human Mars base.  ...  designed just for a 30 day human exploration mission, and not as a first step towards a permanent human Mars base.  ...  of supporting crew skills; and -preparation of in-flight support activities.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0273-1177(03)00568-4 pmid:14696589 fatcat:nxw3lljtjfamlfpms5zxuiwznu

Where no man has gone before: a history of Apollo lunar exploration missions

1990 ChoiceReviews  
The use of any one of the sites investigated will result in reduction or reprogramming of some phase of nationally significant research effort.  ...  support for the advancement of lunar exploration.  ...  While most of those activities were conducted in support of manned space flight operations 86 `Z Mission and Science Planning: 1963 Planning: -1966 and lunar exploration, the Space Science Office was  ... 
doi:10.5860/choice.28-0944 fatcat:ayhawcuizvf57pnj6ubwbt77wi

Advanced automation for space missions

1981 Microprocessing and Microprogramming  
A NASA/ASEE Summer Study conducted at the University of Santa Clara in 1980 examined the feasibility of using advanced artificial intelligence and automation technologies in future NASA space missions.  ...  The study assessed the various AI and machine technologies which must be developed if such sophisticated missions are to become feasible by century's end.  ...  Second, mobile or walking teleoperators may be useful in various manufacturing processes and for handling hazardous materials.  ... 
doi:10.1016/0165-6074(81)90105-8 fatcat:milayfqqtzfhvhykmve6vxzini

Engineering of lunar bases

Haym Benaroya, Leonhard Bernold
2008 Acta Astronautica  
This is followed by a preliminary design study of a simple surface lunar structure for manned habitation. Concluding the paper is an introduction to construction issues that face the designed.  ...  This paper has the goal of providing an overview of this fascinating area of structural engineering. Published work of the past several decades about lunar bases is summarized.  ...  A modular approach to lunar base design and construction is suggested as a flexible approach to developing a variety of structures for the lunar surface The return would not be merely to explore but to  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2007.05.001 fatcat:2y77uj5fjfdjhciycukuvorbba

Lunar rovers for scientific and entertainment missions

Gerald P. Roston
1995 Acta Astronautica  
in the previous missions.  ...  A major focus of this mission will be to provide an interactive, live means to enroll public awareness, participation and support into lunar and space missions.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The author thanks Dr. Red Whittaker and the participants of the Mobile Robot Design Course for helping formulate these ideas. The author also thanks NASA for their continuing support.  ... 
doi:10.1016/0094-5765(94)00205-z fatcat:tmxovttnjngwliw37pcmyf5aiq

Towards Autonomous Planetary Exploration

Martin J. Schuster, Sebastian G. Brunner, Kristin Bussmann, Stefan Büttner, Andreas Dömel, Matthias Hellerer, Hannah Lehner, Peter Lehner, Oliver Porges, Josef Reill, Sebastian Riedel, Mallikarjuna Vayugundla (+12 others)
2017 Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems  
In this work, we present our Lightweight Rover Unit (LRU), a small and agile rover prototype that we designed for the challenges of planetary exploration.  ...  A robot had to autonomously explore an unknown Moon-like rough terrain, locate and collect two objects and assemble them after transport to a third object -which the LRU did on its first try, in half of  ...  Rudolph Triebel and Prof. Dr. Alin Albu-Schäffer for their support and many valuable discussions. We thank the anonymous reviewers for their insightful comments and suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10846-017-0680-9 fatcat:aed6gzqy3zec3cob5223pelexi

Field geologic observation and sample collection strategies for planetary surface exploration: Insights from the 2010 Desert RATS geologist crewmembers

José M. Hurtado, Kelsey Young, Jacob E. Bleacher, W. Brent Garry, James W. Rice
2013 Acta Astronautica  
Science Team that supports the crew during CC; Science Team, mission control personnel that support, guide, and direct the science operations done by the crew; SEV, space exploration vehicle; Station,  ...  Careful design of mission parameters, especially field geologic protocols, is critical for enabling the crews to successfully meet their science objectives.  ...  Rice's support for the field-test. Desert RATS supporting work and manuscript preparation funding were provided by a NASA Moon and Mars Analog Mission Activities Program grant.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2011.10.015 fatcat:baps2shlqfbcxjx2eqlkqd3yr4

Virtual Simulation of Hostile Environments for Space Industry: From Space Missions to Territory Monitoring [chapter]

Piovano Luca, Basso Valter, Rocci Lorenzo, Pasquinelli Mauro, Bar Christian, Marello Manuela, Vizzi Carlo, Lucenteforte Maurizio, Brunello Michela, Racca Filippo, Rabaioli Massimo, Menduni Eleonora (+1 others)
2012 Virtual Reality - Human Computer Interaction  
This work is also the result of several projects such as: Astro-VR, STEPS, Manu-VR and Alcotra-RiskNat.  ...  Acknowledgments The realization of such a work comes after several years of researches.  ...  model based on real NASA data), 'SimConstellation' that explores a broad range of lunar mission scenarios and 'SimStation', simulating the operation of the ISS, and training the astronauts to work on  ... 
doi:10.5772/51121 fatcat:wrryug25czdmbjlrck2ytzigca

Conference Digest

2020 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference  
The Auxiliary Payload Sensor Suite (APSS), a collection of environmental sensors carried by the Interior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, is capable  ...  of measuring Martian air temperature, wind speed, atmospheric pressure, and local magnetic fields.  ...  system, current status, and the role of U.S. industry in 2024 and for a sustainable lunar presence.  ... 
doi:10.1109/aero47225.2020.9172613 fatcat:ioqf5ijrx5gvffu3ls34aa2nsq

NASA's advanced exploration systems Mars transit habitat refinement point of departure design

Matthew Simon, Kara Latorella, John Martin, Jeff Cerro, Roger Lepsch, Sharon Jefferies, Kandyce Goodliff, David Smitherman, Carey McCleskey, Chel Stromgren
2017 2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference  
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors thank the many subject matter expert and integrators who contributed to the habitat refinement activity.  ...  Her primary roles as a systems analyst for SMAB are conceptual design and sizing of human and robotic spacecraft, mission and spacecraft analysis, and campaign analysis for human exploration.  ...  She has been at NASA since 2006 and has supported systems concept and mission designs for lunar, NEA, and Mars mission studies under the Human spaceflight Architecture Team (HAT) and for NASA's Asteroid  ... 
doi:10.1109/aero.2017.7943662 fatcat:q5eaef4bkrbz5dfqk7oxnvwb7y

Active Radiation Shield for Space Exploration Missions (ARSSEM) [article]

R. Battiston, W. J. Burger (INFN-Perugia and Università degli Studi di Perugia-Italy), V. Calvelli, R. Musenich, V. Choutko, V. I. Datskov, A. Della Torre, F. Venditti (CGS S.p.A-Milan-Italy), C. Gargiulo, G. Laurenti, S. Harrison, R. Meinke (Advanced Magnet Lab- Palm Bay FL USA)
2012 arXiv   pre-print
In this ARSSEM report, after reviewing the physics basis of the issue of radiation protection in space, we present results based for the first time on full physics simulation to understand the interplay  ...  Exploration mission, lasting two to three years in space, represents a very significant step from the point of view of radiation protection: both the duration (up to 5 times) and the intensity (up to 5  ...  The DH design looks promising from the point of view of the weight and complexity of the supporting structure, transportation to orbit and modularity of the multi coil designs, since a good fraction of  ... 
arXiv:1209.1907v1 fatcat:xxahkxyqe5b3tfdyywjczcba4y
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