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Evaluating science return in Space Exploration Initiative architectures

Show simple item record Budden, Nancy Ann Spudis, Paul D. 2020-09-03T21:01:00Z 2020-09-03T21:01:00Z 1993-03
dc.description.abstract Science is an important aspect of the Space Exploration Initiative, a program to explore the Moon and Mars with people and machines. We here evaluate different SEI mission archtiectures on the basis of three variables: access (to the planet's surface), capability (including number of crew, equipment, and supporting infrastructure), and time (being the total number of man-hours available for scientific activities). This technique allows us to estimate the scientific return to be expected from different architectures and from different implementations of the same architecture. Our methodology allows us to maximize the scientific return from the initiative by illuminating the different emphases and returns that result from alternative architectural decisions. en
dc.format.extent 9 pages
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Management, Scientific and Technical Information Program en
dc.relation.ispartofseries NASA technical paper ; 3339
dc.relation.ispartofseries LPI contribution ; no. 796
dc.subject Planets--Exploration en
dc.subject Space Exploration Initiative (U.S.) en
dc.subject Outer space--Exploration en
dc.title Evaluating science return in Space Exploration Initiative architectures en
dc.type Book en

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