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The objective of the Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Logistics Reduction (LR) project's Universal Waste Management System (UWMS) task is to develop a compact toilet system that can be used across multiple future crewed vehicles and habitats. The UWMS effort will result in a toilet with reduced ma...
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The Advanced Modular Power Systems (AMPS) project is infusing new technology into power systems and components and proving their capabilities through exploration-based ground demonstrations. The AMPS technology portfolio includes the development of modular power units which, when combined with stand...
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The AES Autonomous Systems and Operations (ASO) project will develop an understanding of the impacts of increasing communication time delays on mission operations, develop autonomy technologies to mitigate the impacts, and infuse them into Human Exploration and Operations systems. The technologies a...
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The Solar Electric Propulsion Project shall develop and qualify an advanced 12 kW magnetically shielded EP Hall thruster applicable to human/robotic exploration and commercial spaceflight missions, including the Power and Propulsion Element (PPE). The work done under this project, contracted with Ae...
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The Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Logistics Reduction (LR) project Radio-frequency identification (RFID) Enabled Autonomous Logistics Management (REALM) task focuses on automated localization and inventory of all physical assets pertaining to, or within, a vehicle utilizing RFID technologies. R...
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Quantum optical communications is an emerging space-based technology that could potentially increase the information capacity of communications networks significantly and provide fundamentally secure communication links between trusted nodes within the network using Quantum Key Distribution (QKD). T...
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The aeronautics industry has been challenged on many fronts to increase efficiency, reduce emissions, and decrease dependency on carbon-based fuels. With subsonic transports serving as the dominant contributor to the fuel consumption and carbon footprint of global aviation, the need for environmenta...
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The objective of the Spacecraft Fire Safety Demonstration project is to develop and conduct large-scale fire safety experiments on an International Space Station resupply vehicle after it leaves the ISS and before it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere. Three Spacecraft Fire Experiment (Saffire) flight...
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The NASA GeneLab project aims to facilitate information sharing, foster innovation, and increase the pace of scientific discovery from rare and valuable space biology experiments. The 2011 National Research Council (NRC) Decadal Survey on NASA Life and Physical Sciences research called for increased...
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The next generation of aerospace systems requires materials and structures that combine high performance at high utilization in short missions with the possibility of high rate production, without excessive non-recurring cost, to allow for rate flexibility and shorter structural life cycles. The dev...
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