Although the literature provides broad evaluation of the technical, scientific, and international requirements for lunar base activities, it contains significant gaps in evaluating the rationales for returning to the Moon and the sustainability of these proposals. Sustainability is important to consider for a lunar base evolution to ensure that proposals are feasible and ethical for the long term. To address this insufficiency, this project reviewed existing lunar activity plans and developed Lunar Sustainability Goals and rationales, which can be integrated into currently planned lunar surface missions. These fifteen goals, developed in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space(COPUOS) Long Term Sustainability of Outer Space Guidelines, and in consultation with external advisors, are:(1) Open Access, (2) Peaceful Purposes, (3) Diversity and Opportunity, (4) International Cooperation, (5) Education and Outreach, (6) Environmental Protection, (7) Heritage Protection, (8) Health and Safety, (9) Sustainable Transportation, (10) Standardization, (11) Space Debris Mitigation, (12) Zero Waste, (13) Sustainable Energy, (14) Sustainable In Situ Resource Utilization, and(15) Earth Applications. Ultimately, these goals, along with their accompanying targets and indicators, serve to inform decision makers within the space community about the viability of and potential for incorporating sustainability into planned lunar surface missions.
This report discusses on the potential of ISM as a solution to enable a self-sustaining space habitat without re-supply requirements. The report is split into two sections. The first section of the report uses the International Space Station (ISS) as an analogue to identify numerous areas where ISM can be and is leveraged during expeditions.
In the second section, a crewed deep space mission is defined as a space habitat with seven crew members beyond the Earths GEO ring for a continuous period of three years without re-supply. Since the location and duration of this mission are dissimilar to the ISS, differences in technical and crew requirements of the two space habitats are established. ISM technologies, either developed or in-development, are proposed for each of the requirements. The respective technology readiness level, challenges and risks are also mapped for each proposed technology. Furthermore, the mission is perceived through a financial, political, legal, and ethical lens.
Following the two sections, the report concludes with the added value of ISM and recommendations to any gaps identified between space habitat requirements and technology capabilities.
Earth and space 2018 : engineering for extreme environments / Malla R (Auteur); Goldberg R (Auteur); Roberts A (Auteur). - [S.l.] : American Society of Civil Engineers, 2018. - 1 online resource (1251 p.): .
This collection contains 115 peer-reviewed papers on the expanding scope of exploration of space and of challenging regions of the Earth presented at the 16th Biennial ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments, held in Cleveland, Ohio, April 912, 2018. Topics include: regolith geotechnics, physical properties, and simulants; interactions between regolith, tools, rovers, and rocket exhaust; regolith as construction material; planetary drilling, excavation, and surface sampling; civil engineering in space; architecture; acquisition, processing, and utilization of natural space materials (in situ resource utilization, or ISRU); mechanical behavior of advanced materials; hydraulic and earth structures under extreme conditions; smart structures and sensors; structure diagnostic and monitoring methods; advanced structures and actuators; seismic, tidal, and artificial loading on structures; and structure systems in challenging environments.
Mission design & implementation of satellite constellations : proceedings of an international workshop, held in Toulouse, France, November 1997 - [S.l.] : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2012. - 1 online resource (xiii, 457 p.): ill. .
Includes bibliographical references. - ISBN 978-94-011-5088-0.
The design of space stations like the recently launched ISS is a highly complex and interdisciplinary task. This book describes subsystem technologies, system integration and the utilization of space stations in general and of the ISS in particluar. It so adresses students, engineers in space technology, and potential users.
The aim of this popular science text is to explain aerodynamic and astrodynamic flight without the use of mathematics, in an informal style, for non-technical readers who are interested in spaceflight and spacecraft. The book will open with a concise introductory chapter, chronicling the 'space age' up to the present, and a brief 'forward look' into near-future developments. Chapter 2 provides the historical context upon which the current developments in spaceflight have been built. Orbital motion will be introduced in Chapter 3, and how to get there using launch vehicles is addressed in Chapter 4. Chapters 5 and 6 look at how spacecraft are designed, and Chapter 7 addresses the additional design constraints imposed if the spacecraft has a human crew on board. Chapter 8 gives examples of current and proposed spacecraft missions, both Earth orbiting and interplanetary. Chapter 9 will look at near future manned flight developments - for example, a mission to Mars and/or space tourism. The book closes with a concluding chapter, which reflects on prospects for the future of robotic and manned space exploration.
This report, the so-called Red Book, presents an overview of the Solar Orbiter mission in its present state of advanced definition. Solar Orbiter is a medium-size (M-class) mission of the ESA Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 programme, and competes for one of the two launch slots foreseen in 2017 and 2018.
Concordia is the only permanent European station operated inland Antarctica. The European Space Agency uses Concordia as a laboratory for fundamental research for human missions to the Moon or Mars, investigating things such as coping with stress, changes in the immune system, and alterations in circadian rhythms.
ATV contributes to keep the Station and its permanent crew of six working at full capacity. The spacecraft plays a vital role in Station logistics: it serves as cargo carrier, 'space tug' and storage facility.
This textbook introduces the theories and practical procedures used in planetary spacecraft navigation. Written by a former member of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) navigation team, it delves into the mathematics behind modern digital navigation programs, as well as the numerous technological resources used by JPL as a key player in the field. In addition, the text offers an analysis of navigation theory application in recent missions, with the goal of showing students the relationship between navigation theory and the real-world orchestration of mission operations.