This report covers the findings of the evaluation of sub-program 1.2.3. Human Space Missions and Support and sub-sub-program 22.214.171.124. International Space Station Utilization (hereinafter called the program), implemented by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) for the period from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2018.
The evaluation covers the relevance, performance, efficiency and comparative gender-based analysis plus(GBA+) of Human space missions and ISS Utilization (sub-program 1.2.3 and sub-sub-program 126.96.36.199), and various data collection methods were used: a comparative study and review of the literature, document review, 52 interviews, four case studies and an internal data analysis.
NISAR is a joint NASA-ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) Earth-observing mission with the goal to make global measurements of the causes and consequences of land surface changes. Potential areas of research include ecosystem disturbances, ice sheet collapse and natural hazards. The NISAR mission is optimized to measure subtle changes of the Earth's surface associated with motions of the crust and ice surfaces. NISAR will improve our understanding of key impacts of climate change and advance our knowledge of natural hazards.
Satellite Meteorology is the youngest and fastest growing branch of the science of meteorology and the present book traces its fascinating history, describes the current state of art, and envisions its potential and possibilities. The last decade has witnessed a significant improvement in the accuracy of short and medium range weather forecasting the world over, particularly in the tropics. Numerical weather prediction models seem to be taking over from synoptic meteorologists and may even be doing better. With the support of high power computers, numerical models have indeed become sophisticated and highly capable. However, it is undeniable that their recent success has been largely due to the real time assimilation of satellite data and products. Against the backdrop of these developments, revision of Satellite Meteorology had become overdue.
Three Sigma leadership : or, the way of the chief engineer : leadership skills for NASA's Corps of Chief Engineers / Hirshorn S (Author). - [S.l.] : National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2019. - 1 online resource (xxv, 278 p.): ill .
Includes bibliographical references. - ISBN 978-1-62683-103-2.
Three Sigma Leadership is a practical guide through the challenges of leadership. It provides an overview of 24 key leadership skills, each described fully and backed with relevant real-life experiences from the authors career.
NASA sets the bar high for its Chief Engineers, and Three Sigma Leadership explains those expectations in straightforward terminology. Each chapter provides familiar surroundings for engineers and speaks in their language, but also lays out the higher standard of leadership skills necessary to perform the job of a Chief Engineer.
After LM NASA Lunar Lander Concepts Beyond Apollo tells the story of physics, technology, and the desire to return humans to the lunar surface through technical descriptions, imagery and subsystem mass breakouts of more than 100 lunar lander concepts created by NASA and its contractors since the Apollo program.
The concepts are grouped by the human exploration timelines that defined the post-Apollo period, starting post-Apollo and continuing through the Space Exploration Initiative and the Vision for Space Exploration, and concluding with the many lander designs created to support NASAs Constellation program. Readers will see the common trades that are explored in crewed landing systems, including propellant types, pressurized volumes, structural mass fractions, mass margins, crew size, and special accommodations for ergonomics and other human factors.
The Rubidium atomic clock (Rb) is the workhorse of the satellite navigation systems of which GPS is now a household name. With just the tap of a few keys, drivers and navigators all over the world are able to reach their destination effortlessly with high precision. People are now curious to know what makes this possible. Hence, the need to explain in simplistic terms the Rb atomic clocks that are onboard these satellite navigation systems because no good satellite navigation system is possible without such clocks.But why only Rb atomic clocks when far better and exotic atomic clocks are available? The reasons are as simple as that they are slim, low in weight, easy to build inexpensively. They are also used in numerous military applications such as secure communications, electronic warfare, command and control, telemetry and navigation. Besides, they are used in the measurements of the variation in fine-structure constant, test of relativity, precise spectroscopy and scientific research.This book details the history of time keeping and the chronological development of the Rb atomic clocks, with special focus on the physics Package that accounts for the actual performance of the clock.