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Design Tools for Cost-Effective Implementation of Planetary Protection RequirementsSince the Viking missions to Mars in the 1970s, accounting for the costs associated with planetary protection implementation has not been done systematically during early project formulation phases, leading to unanticipated costs during subsequent implementation phases of flight projects. The simultaneous development of more stringent planetary protection requirements, resulting from new knowledge about the limits of life on Earth, together with current plans to conduct life-detection experiments on a number of different solar system target bodies motivates a systematic approach to integrating planetary protection requirements and mission design. A current development effort at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is aimed at integrating planetary protection requirements more fully into the early phases of mission architecture formulation and at developing tools to more rigorously predict associated cost and schedule impacts of architecture options chosen to meet planetary protection requirements.
Document ID
20070030856
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Hamlin, Louise (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Belz, Andrea (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Evans, Michael (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Kastner, Jason (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Satter, Celeste (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Spry, Andy (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
March 4, 2006
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Meeting Information
IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 4-11, 2006(Big Sky, MT)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
mission architecture
planetary protection