Accession Number : ADP002152

Title :   Mission Operations Impact of Specific Shuttle Vehicle Improvements,


Personal Author(s) : Randolph,R. A.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This paper highlights a study activity which assessed the impact of proposed Shuttle vehicle improvements on the tasks associated with Shuttle Mission Operations. These tasks were divided into the following Mission Operations phases: (1) Flight Planning Phase; (2) Flight Readiness Phase; (3) Flight Control Phase. Vehicle improvements identified for assessment were: (1) Autonomous navigation; (2) Automated failure diagnosis; (3) Increased crew size; (4) Onboard consumable analysis; (5) Software Flight Data File; (6) Advanced inflight maintenance. Task analyses of the Mission Operations phases provided the baseline criteria on which to make the impact assessment of the improvement candidates. Incorporation of vehicle improvements which contribute to autonomous Shuttle operations is one of the proposed solutions for reducing Mission Operation activities and staffing. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Spacecraft, *Efficiency, *Space missions, Space shuttles, Space flight, Flight control systems, Autonomous navigation, Failure, Diagnosis(General), Onboard, Computer files, Maintenance

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