Reference Mission Version 3.0 Addendum to the Human Exploration of Mars: The Reference Mission of the NASA Mars Exploration Study Team

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This Addendum to the Mars Reference Mission was developed as a companion document to NASA Special Publication 6107, "Human Exploration of Mars: The Reference Mission of the NASA Exploration Study Team." The Addendum summarizes changes and updates to the Mars Reference Mission that were developed by the Exploration Office since the final draft of SP 6107 was printed in early 1998. The Reference Mission is a tool used by the Exploration Team and the exploration community to compare and evaluate approaches to ...
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Overview

This Addendum to the Mars Reference Mission was developed as a companion document to NASA Special Publication 6107, "Human Exploration of Mars: The Reference Mission of the NASA Exploration Study Team." The Addendum summarizes changes and updates to the Mars Reference Mission that were developed by the Exploration Office since the final draft of SP 6107 was printed in early 1998. The Reference Mission is a tool used by the Exploration Team and the exploration community to compare and evaluate approaches to mission and system concepts that could be used for human exploration missions. It is intended to identify and clarify system "drivers", or significant sources of cost, performance, risk, and schedule variation. It does not represent a final or recommended approach to human Mars missions. Several alternative scenarios, including human exploration missions to the Moon, Asteroids, or other targets beyond Earth orbit as well as employing different technical approaches to solving mission and technology challenges, are currently under study by the Exploration Team. Comparing alternative approaches provides the basis for continual improvement to technology investment plans and general understanding of future human exploration missions. The Addendum represents a "snapshot" of work in progress in support of planning for future human exploration missions through May 1998.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781495920066
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 2/12/2014
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.13 (d)

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