The project enables a largely mission-independent, cradle-to-grave-to-cradle approach to minimize logistics contributions to total mission architecture mass. The goals are to engineer logistics materials, common crew consumables, and container configurations to meet five basic goals. When these five goals are integrated across a mission, they will reduce ISS-equivalent packaging volume by 50%.
The Logistics Reduction Project is the follow-on to this project.
The Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Logistics Reduction and Repurposing (LRR) project will enable a mission-independent cradle-to-grave-to-cradle approach to minimize logistics contributions to total mission architecture mass. The goals of LRR are to systematically engineer common crew consumables, container configurations, and waste management to meet five basic goals:
The goals of the Logistics project will be accomplished through five hardware tasks plus a strong systems engineering analysis and integration function. The five hardware oriented tasks are:
All human space missions, regardless of destination, require significant logistical mass and volume that is strongly proportional to mission duration. As exploration missions lengthen in distance and duration, reduction of these logistics requirements becomes even more important since they may all have to be loaded on a single launch vehicle. This project works to reduce initial mass and volume of supplies or reuse items that have been launched.
These technologies may have broad use for potential commercial providers of future exploration systems, providing benefits for reduction of logistics requirements.
Technologies developed under this project could also be utilized by other government agencies whose personnel live and work in extreme remote environments, such as the military, the National Science Foundation research stations, etc.More »
|Organizations Performing Work||Role||Type||Location|
|Johnson Space Center (JSC)||Lead Organization||NASA Center||Houston, TX|
|Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.||Supporting Organization||Industry||East Hartford, CT|
|Ames Research Center (ARC)||Supporting Organization||NASA Center||Moffett Field, CA|
|Cleveland State University||Supporting Organization||Academic||OH|
|Cornell University||Supporting Organization||Academic|
|Glenn Research Center (GRC)||Supporting Organization||NASA Center||Cleveland, OH|
|Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)||Supporting Organization||NASA Center||Pasadena, CA|
|Kennedy Space Center (KSC)||Supporting Organization||NASA Center||Kennedy Space Center, FL|
|Manhattan College||Supporting Organization||Industry|
|Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)||Supporting Organization||NASA Center||Huntsville, AL|
|NASA Headquarters (HQ)||Supporting Organization||NASA Center||Washington, DC|
|Orbital Technologies Corporation||Supporting Organization||Industry||Madison, WI|
|Pioneer Astronautics||Supporting Organization||Industry||Lakewood, CO|
|Precision Combustion, Inc.||Supporting Organization||Industry||North Haven, CT|
|TDA Research, Inc.||Supporting Organization||Industry||Wheat Ridge, CO|
|United Technologies Aerospace Systems||Supporting Organization||Industry|
|University of Alabama at Hunstville||Supporting Organization||Academic||Huntsville, AL|
|University of Hawaii||Supporting Organization||Academic||Honolulu, HI|
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