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STS operations planning - Current status and outlook for the futureConsideration is given to the status of Space Shuttle operations planning and outlook for the period 1982-94, with some speculations on Shuttle-related space operations early in the next century. Attention is given to the evolution of Shuttle payload capabilities over the next five years. The following list of near-earth environment factors to be exploited by the Space Shuttle is given: (1) easy control of gravity; (2) absence of atmosphere; (3) a comprehensive view of the earth's surface and atmosphere; (4) isolation of hazardous processes from earth biosphere; (5) freely available light, heat and photovoltaic power; (6) an infinite natural reservoir for the disposal of radioactive waste products; and (7) a super-cold heat sink.
Document ID
19810060238
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Lee, C. M. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1981
Subject Category
SPACE TRANSPORTATION
Report/Patent Number
AAS 80-165
Meeting Information
Symposium on Shuttle/Spacelab: The new transportation system and its utilization(Hanover)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other