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Functional Requirements for Onboard Management of Space Shuttle ConsumablesThis report documents the results of the study "Functional Requirements for Onboard Management of Space Shuttle Consumables." The study was conducted for the Mission Planning and Analysis Division of the NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, between 3 July 1972 and 16 November 1973. The overall study program objective was two-fold. The first objective was to define a generalized consumable management concept which is applicable to advanced spacecraft. The second objective was to develop a specific consumables management concept for the Space Shuttle vehicle and to generate the functional requirements for the onboard portion of that concept. Consumables management is the process of controlling or influencing the usage of expendable materials involved in vehicle subsystem operation. The report consists of two volumes. Volume I presents a description of the study activities related to general approaches for developing consumable management, concepts for advanced spacecraft applications, and functional requirements for a Shuttle consumables management concept. Volume II presents a detailed description of the onboard consumables management concept proposed for use on the Space Shuttle.
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Johnson Space Center
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Graf, P. J.
(TRW Systems Group Redondo Beach, CA United States)
Herwig, H. A.
(TRW Systems Group Redondo Beach, CA United States)
Neel, L. W.
(TRW Systems Group Redondo Beach, CA United States)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
November 16, 1973
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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