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Global Exploration Roadmap Derived Concept for Human Exploration of the MoonTaking advantage of the development of Mars-forward assets in cislunar space, a human lunar surface concept is proposed to maximize value for both lunar exploration and future deep space missions. The human lunar surface missions will be designed to build upon the cislunar activities that precede them, providing experience in planetary surface operations that cannot be obtained in cislunar space. To enable a five-mission limited campaign to the surface of the Moon, two new elements are required: a human lunar lander and a mobile surface habitat. The human lunar lander will have been developed throughout the cislunar phase from a subscale demonstrator and will consist of a descent module alongside a reusable ascent module. The reusable ascent module will be used for all five human lunar surface missions. Surface habitation, in the form of two small pressurized rovers, will enable 4 crew to spend up to 42 days on the lunar surface.
Document ID
20170004964
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Whitley, Ryan (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Landgraf, Markus (European Space Agency. European Space Research and Technology Center, ESTEC Noordwijk, Netherlands)
Sato, Naoki (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Tsukuba, Japan)
Picard, Martin (Canadian Space Agency Houston, TX, United States)
Goodliff, Kandyce (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Stephenson, Keith (European Space Agency. European Space Research and Technology Center, ESTEC Noordwijk, Netherlands)
Narita, Shinichiro (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Tsukuba, Japan)
Gonthier, Yves (Canadian Space Agency Houston, TX, United States)
Cowley, Aiden (European Space Agency. European Space Research and Technology Center, ESTEC Noordwijk, Netherlands)
Hosseini, Shahrzad (European Space Agency. European Space Research and Technology Center, ESTEC Noordwijk, Netherlands)
Schonenborg, Rogier (European Space Agency. European Space Research and Technology Center, ESTEC Noordwijk, Netherlands)
Date Acquired
June 2, 2017
Publication Date
June 6, 2017
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Report/Patent Number
JSC-CN-39682
Meeting Information
Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX) 2017(Beijing)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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