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International Space Station (ISS) Accommodation of a Single US Assured Crew Return Vehicle (ACRV)The following report was generated to give the International Space Station (ISS) Program some additional insight into the operations and issues associated with accommodating a single U.S. developed Assured Crew Return Vehicle (ACRV). During the generation of this report, changes in both the ISS and ACRV programs were factored into the analysis with the realization that most of the work performed will eventually need to be repeated once the two programs become more integrated. No significant issues associated with the ISS accommodating the ACRV were uncovered. Kinematic analysis of ACRV installation showed that there are viable methods of using Shuttle and Station robotic manipulators. Separation analysis demonstrated that the ACRV departure path clears the Station structure for all likely contingency scenarios. The payload bay packaging analysis identified trades that can be made between payload bay location, Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (SRMS) reach and eventual designs of de-orbit stages and docking adapters.
Document ID
19980007312
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Mazanek, Daniel D. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Garn, Michelle A. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Troutman, Patrick A. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Wang, Yuan (Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc. Hampton, VA United States)
Kumar, Renjith (Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc. Hampton, VA United States)
Heck, Michael L. (Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc. Hampton, VA United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1997
Subject Category
Launch Vehicles and Space Vehicles
Report/Patent Number
NASA/TM-97-206272
L-17683
NAS 1.15:206272
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 906-43-00-01
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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