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Science Opportunities Enabled by NASA's Constellation System: Interim Report

Science Opportunities Enabled by NASA's Constellation System: Interim Report

To begin implementation of the Vision for Space Exploration (United States Space Exploration Policy), NASA has begun development of launch vehicles and a human-carrying spacecraft that are collectively called the Constellation System. This report presents a description of the Con... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780309120104
Published 15 May 2008 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Research Council, National
By Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
By Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
By Studies Board, Space
By Committee on Science Opportunities Enabled by NASA's Constellation System
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ISBN-13 9780309120104
ISBN-10 0309120101
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Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Imprint National Academies Press
Publication Date 15 May 2008
International Publication Date 8 May 2008
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Research Council, National
By Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
By Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
By Studies Board, Space
By Committee on Science Opportunities Enabled by NASA's Constellation System
Category Space Science
Astronautics
Number of Pages 70
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 279mm
Spine: 5mm
Weight 181g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress United States - Research, Space sciences - Research - United States, Space vehicles - Research - United States, Space sciences, United States
NBS Text Physics
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 500.5072073
Catalogue Code Not specified

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To begin implementation of the Vision for Space Exploration (recently renamed 'United States Space Exploration Policy'), NASA has begun development of new launch vehicles and a human-carrying spacecraft that are collectively called the Constellation System. In November 2007, NASA asked the NRC to evaluate the potential for the Constellation System to enable new space science opportunities. For this interim report, 11 existing 'Vision Mission' studies of advanced space science mission concepts inspired by earlier NASA forward-looking studies were evaluated. The focus was to assess the concepts and group them into two categories: more-deserving or less deserving of future study.This report presents a description of the Constellation System and its opportunities for enabling new space science opportunities, and a systematic analysis of the 11 Vision Mission studies. For the final report, the NRC issued a request for information to the relevant communities to obtain ideas for other mission concepts that will be assessed by the study committee, and several issues addressed only briefly in the interim report will be explored more fully.

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Committee on Science Opportunities Enabled by NASA's Constellation System, National Research Council

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