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Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) Formulation Assessment and Support Team (FAST) Final ReportThe Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) Formulation Assessment and Support Team (FAST) was a two-month effort, chartered by NASA, to provide timely inputs for mission requirement formulation in support of the Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission (ARRM) Requirements Closure Technical Interchange Meeting held December 15-16, 2015, to assist in developing an initial list of potential mission investigations, and to provide input on potential hosted payloads and partnerships. The FAST explored several aspects of potential science benefits and knowledge gain from the ARM. Expertise from the science, engineering, and technology communities was represented in exploring lines of inquiry related to key characteristics of the ARRM reference target asteroid (2008 EV5) for engineering design purposes. Specific areas of interest included target origin, spatial distribution and size of boulders, surface geotechnical properties, boulder physical properties, and considerations for boulder handling, crew safety, and containment. In order to increase knowledge gain potential from the mission, opportunities for partnerships and accompanying payloads were also investigated. Potential investigations could be conducted to reduce mission risks and increase knowledge return in the areas of science, planetary defense, asteroid resources and in-situ resource utilization, and capability and technology demonstrations. This report represents the FASTâ€"TM"s final product for the ARM.
Document ID
20160003611
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Mazanek, Daniel D. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Reeves, David M. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Abell, Paul A. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Asphaug, Erik (Arizona State Univ. Tempe, AZ, United States)
Abreu, Neyda M. (Pennsylvania State Univ. at DuBois DuBois, PA, United States)
Bell, James F. (Arizona State Univ. Tempe, AZ, United States)
Bottke, William F. (Southwest Research Inst. Boulder, CO, United States)
Britt, Daniel T. (University of Central Florida Orlando, FL, United States)
Campins, Humberto (University of Central Florida Orlando, FL, United States)
Chodas, Paul W. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Ernst, Carolyn M. (Johns Hopkins Univ. Laurel, MD, United States)
Fries, Marc D. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Gertsch, Leslie S. (Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology Rolla, MO, United States)
Glavin, Daniel P. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Hartzell, Christine M. (Maryland Univ. College Park, MD, United States)
Hendrix, Amanda R. (Planetary Science Inst. Niwot, CO, United States)
Nuth, Joseph A. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Scheeres, Daniel J. (Colorado Univ. Boulder, CO, United States)
Sercel, Joel C. (TransAstra Corp. Lake View Terrace, CA, United States)
Takir, Driss (Geological Survey Flagstaff, AZ, United States)
Zacny, Kris (Honeybee Robotics Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
March 22, 2016
Publication Date
February 1, 2016
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Air Transportation and Safety
Report/Patent Number
L-20665
NF1676L-23599
NASA/TM-2016-219011
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 804342.01.03.02.10.01
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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