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Space mechanisms needs for future NASA long duration space missionsFuture NASA long duration missions will require high performance, reliable, long lived mechanical moving systems. In order to develop these systems, high technology components, such as bearings, gears, seals, lubricants, etc., will need to be utilized. There has been concern in the NASA community that the current technology level in these mechanical component/tribology areas may not be adequate to meet the goals of long duration NASA mission such as Space Exploration Initiative (SEI). To resolve this concern, NASA-Lewis sent a questionnaire to government and industry workers (who have been involved in space mechanism research, design, and implementation) to ask their opinion if the current space mechanisms technology (mechanical components/tribology) is adequate to meet future NASA Mission needs and goals. In addition, a working group consisting of members from each NASA Center, DoD, and DOE was established to study the technology status. The results of the survey and conclusions of the working group are summarized.
Document ID
19910021218
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Fusaro, Robert L.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
Subject Category
Mechanical Engineering
Report/Patent Number
NASA-TM-105204
NAS 1.15:105204
E-6507
Meeting Information
Conference on Advanced Space Exploration Initiative Technologies(Cleveland, OH)
Accession Number
91N30532
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 505-63-5B
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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