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operational plans for life science payloads - from experiment selection through postflight reportingKey features of operational plans developed in a study of the Space Shuttle era life science payloads program are presented. The data describes the overall acquisition, staging, and integration of payload elements, as well as program implementation methods and mission support requirements. Five configurations were selected as representative payloads: (a) carry-on laboratories - medical emphasis experiments, (b) mini-laboratories - medical/biology experiments, (c) seven-day dedicated laboratories - medical/biology experiments, (d) 30-day dedicated laboratories - Regenerative Life Support Evaluation (RLSE) with selected life science experiments, and (e) Biomedical Experiments Scientific Satellite (BESS) - extended duration primate (Type I) and small vertebrate (Type II) missions. The recommended operational methods described in the paper are compared to the fundamental data which has been developed in the life science Spacelab Mission Simulation (SMS) test series. Areas assessed include crew training, experiment development and integration, testing, data-dissemination, organization interfaces, and principal investigator working relationships.
Document ID
19770036652
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Mccollum, G. W.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Life Sciences Directorate, Houston, Tex., United States)
Nelson, W. G.
(McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co. Huntington Beach, Calif., United States)
Wells, G. W.
(McDonnell Douglas Technical Services Co., Inc. Houston, Tex., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1976
Subject Category
SPACE TRANSPORTATION
Report/Patent Number
ASME PAPER 76-ENAS-63
Meeting Information
Intersociety Conference on Environmental Systems(San Diego, CA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS9-14589
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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