Research plans for the International Space Station—Research begins this year!

Bartoe, John-David F.
January 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 504 Issue 1, p3
Academic Journal
Research onboard the International Space Station begins this year, 2000, shortly after the launch and assembly of the U.S. Laboratory “Destiny.” The International Space Station will house a broad range of research disciplines; more than any space or ground laboratory in history. Planning for this diverse research activity begins with a strategic plan looking forward over the next five years. The strategic plan is then refined into a flight-by-flight outfitting plan, identifying which research racks and attached payloads are carried to orbit on each flight. The placement of payloads is then developed for the nearly 40 rack sites and 40 attached payload sites, taking into account the differing resource requirements of each payload and the differing resource capabilities of each site. Finally, chosen investigators and investigations are assigned to specific time periods. This paper provides the explanation and results of each step in the planning process, culminating in a list of the chosen investigators. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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