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NASA standard Multimission Modular Spacecraft for future space explorationThe design of the Multimission Modular Spacecraft (MMS) has evolved over the past seven years. The main objective concerning the design of the MMS has been related to aspects of cost effectiveness. Maximum use was to be made of NASA standard components. The basic concept has been to design a core spacecraft which has inherent flexibility to meet a range of mission needs without modification of its hardware elements. An overview is provided of the MMS performance capability and the current status of the MMS program. The MMS is the first NASA approved active control free-flying spacecraft to be designed to be Shuttle compatible. The design of the MMS is such that no single failure will preclude its retrieval by the Shuttle.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Bartlett, R. O.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Md., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1978
Subject Category
Launch Vehicles And Space Vehicles
Report/Patent Number
AAS PAPER 78-043
Meeting Information
Meeting: Goddard Memorial Symposium
Location: Washington, DC
Country: US
Start Date: March 8, 1978
End Date: March 10, 1978
Sponsors: American Astronautical Society, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt
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