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Renaissance: A revolutionary approach for providing low-cost ground data systemsThe NASA is changing its attention from large missions to a greater number of smaller missions with reduced development schedules and budgets. In relation to this, the Renaissance Mission Operations and Data Systems Directorate systems engineering process is presented. The aim of the Renaissance approach is to improve system performance, reduce cost and schedules and meet specific customer needs. The approach includes: the early involvement of the users to define the mission requirements and system architectures; the streamlining of management processes; the development of a flexible cost estimation capability, and the ability to insert technology. Renaissance-based systems demonstrate significant reuse of commercial off-the-shelf building blocks in an integrated system architecture.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Butler, Madeline J. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Perkins, Dorothy C. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Zeigenfuss, Lawrence B. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1996
Publication Information
Publication: The Fourth International Symposium on Space Mission Operations and Ground Data Systems
Volume: 3
Subject Category
Ground Support Systems and Facilities (Space)
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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