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An Integrated Approach to Thermal Management of International Space Station Logistics Flights, Improving the EfficiencyThe efficiency of re-useable aerospace systems requires a focus on the total operations process rather than just orbital performance. For the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module this activity included special attention to terrestrial conditions both pre-launch and post-landing and how they inter-relate to the mission profile. Several of the efficiencies implemented for the MPLM Mission Engineering were NASA firsts and all served to improve the overall operations activities. This paper will provide an explanation of how various issues were addressed and the resulting solutions. Topics range from statistical analysis of over 30 years of atmospheric data at the launch and landing site to a new approach for operations with the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. In each situation the goal was to "tune" the thermal management of the overall flight system for minimizing requirement risk while optimizing power and energy performance.
Document ID
20030066392
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Holladay, Jon (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Day, Greg (Boeing Phantom Works United States)
Roberts, Barry (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Leahy, Frank (Raytheon Co. United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance
Meeting Information
33rd International Conference on Environmental Systems(Vancouver, British Columbia)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.