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The Single Habitat Module Concept for Exploration - Mission Planning and Mass Estimates
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Author and Affiliation:
Chambliss, Joe(NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States)
Abstract: The Single Habitat Module (SHM) concept approach to the infrastructure and conduct of exploration missions combines many of the new promising technologies with a central concept of mission architectures that use a single habitat module for all phases of an exploration mission. Integrating mission elements near Earth and fully fueling them prior to departure of the vicinity of Earth provides the capability of using the single habitat both in transit to an exploration destination and while exploring the destination. The concept employs the capability to return the habitat and interplanetary propulsion system to Earth vicinity so that those elements can be reused on subsequent exploration missions. This paper provides a review of the SHM concept, the advantages it provides, trajectory assessments related to use of a high specific impulse space based propulsion system, advances in mission planning and new mass estimates.
Publication Date: Jul 14, 2012
Document ID:
20130009902
(Acquired Feb 20, 2013)
Subject Category: LUNAR AND PLANETARY SCIENCE AND EXPLORATION
Report/Patent Number: JSC-CN-27203
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: International Conference on Environmental Systems; 14-18 Jul. 2013; Vail, CO; United States
Meeting Sponsor: American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Reston, VA, United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, United States
Organization Source: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: INTERPLANETARY FLIGHT; INTERPLANETARY SPACECRAFT; MANNED SPACECRAFT; MASS; MISSION PLANNING; REFUELING; SPACE EXPLORATION; SPACE HABITATS; SPACECRAFT MODULES
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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