The International Space Station Evolution Data Book: An overview and status

Antol, Jeffrey; Jorgensen, Catherine A.
January 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 504 Issue 1, p436
Academic Journal
The evolution and enhancement of the International Space Station (ISS) is currently being planned in conjunction with the on-orbit construction of the “baseline” configuration. Three principal areas have been identified that will contribute to the evolution of ISS: Pre-Planned Program Improvement (P[sup 3]I), Utilization & Commercialization, and Human Exploration and Development of Space (HEDS) missions. The ISS Evolution Strategy, under development by the Spacecraft and Sensors branch of NASA Langley Research Center, seeks to coordinate the P[sup 3]I technology development with Commercialization/Utilization activities and HEDS advanced mission accommodation to provide synergistic technology developments for all three areas. The focal point of this proposed strategy is the ISS Evolution Data Book (EDB), a tool for aiding the evolution and enhancement of ISS beyond Assembly Complete. This paper will discuss the strategy and provide an overview of the EDB, describing the contents of each section. It will also discuss potential applications of the EDB and present an example Design Reference Mission (DRM). The latest status of the EDB and the plans for completing and enhancing the book will also be summarized. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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