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NASA Systems Engineering and Program Management Documents

NASA Systems Engineering Handbook - SP-610S - June, 1995 [PDF; 2.3 Mb, 164 pgs.]

NASA Procedures and Guidelines: NASA Program and Project Management Processes and Requirements - NPG: 7120.5B - November 21, 2002 [PDF; 368 Kb, 122 pgs.]

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Procedures and Guidelines: Systems Engineering - GPG: 7120.5B - 2002 [PDF; 1.7 Mb, 31 pgs.]

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Mission Design Processes (The "Green Book") [PDF; 860 Kb, 54 pgs.]

Systems Interfaces

Safety Documents

Safety Policy and Requirements for Payloads using the Space Transportation System - NSTS 1700.7B - Space Shuttle Program, Jan. 1989 [PDF; 64 pgs, 0.19 Mb]

Launch Vehicle Documents

Space Shuttle Program Payload Bay Payload User's Guide - NSTS 21492 - December, 2000 [PDF; 3.5 Mb, 255 pgs.]

Delta IV Payload Planners Guide - MDC 99H0065 - October, 1999 [PDF; 9.4 Mb, 270 pgs.]

Atlas Launch System Mission Planner's Guide, Atlas V Addendum - 1999 [PDF; 1.3 Mb, 80 pgs.]

NASA Interface Control Documents

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Standard ICD - SSP30256, Rev. F - Feb. 7, 1997 [PDF; 3.0 Mb, 212 pgs.]

Space Station Manned Base (SSMB) to Mobile Servicing System (MSS) ICD - SSP 42003 - May 22, 1997
[Part 1 (rev. F): PDF; 780 Kb, 183 pgs.] [Part 2 (rev.A): PDF; 3.6 Mb, 144 pgs.]

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) to User (Generic) Interface Control Document - SSP 42004 - May 22, 1997
[Part 1 (rev. E): PDF; 460 Kb, 149 pgs.] [Part 2 (rev.A): PDF; 1.0 Mb, 53 pgs.]

Androgenous Peripheral Assembly System (APAS) to Pressurized Mating Adapter ICD - SSP42120, Rev. A - Oct. 30, 1998 [PDF; 0.2 Mb, 60 pgs.] (This is the system that docks the space shuttle orbiter to the US Pressurized Mating Adapters)

Interface Definition Document (IDD) for International Space Station (ISS) Visiting Vehicles (VVs) - SSP 50235 - International Space Station Program, Feb. 10, 2000 [PDF; 49 pgs, 0.11 Mb]

Other Interface Documents

Richard J. McLaughlin and William H. Warr, "The Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) for International
Space Station" SAE 2001-01-2435, 31st International Conference on Environmental Systems, Orlando, FL, July 2001. [paper: PDF, 924 Kb, 8 pgs.]

Mission Documentation

Human Missions

Christopher S. Allen, Rebeka Burnett, John Charles, Frank Cucinotta, Richard Fullerton, Jerry R. Goodman, Anthony D. Griffith, Sr., Joseph J. Kosmo, Michele Perchonok, Jan Railsback, Sudhakar Rajulu, Don Stilwell, Gretchen Thomas, Terry Tri, Jitendra Joshi, Ray Wheeler, Marianne Rudisill, John Wilson, Alyssa Mueller, and Anne Simmons, Guidelines and Capabilities for Designing Human Missions NASA TM–2003–210785 [PDF; 776 Kb, 106 pgs.]

Guidelines and Capabilities for Designing Human Missions, NASA Exploration Team, Human Subsystem Working Group, March 2002 [PDF; 3.3 Mb, 99 pgs]

Cis-lunar Space Missions

Orbital Space Plane (OSP) Level I Requirements Program Interpretation Document NASA, February 18, 2003 [PDF; 184 Kb, 10 pgs.]

Orbital Aggregation and Space Infrastructure Systems (OASIS) NASA Langley, Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts, Executive Summary, 10/2/2001 [presentation slides: PDF; 32 pgs, 2.7 Mb]

Lunar Mission Documents

Michael B. Duke, Stephen J. Hoffman, and Kelly Snook. Lunar Surface Reference Missions: A Description of Human and Robotic Surface Activities NASA TP-2003-210793, NASA Johnson Space Center, July, 2003 [PDF; 17.7 Mb, 136 pgs.]

Mars Mission Documents

Stephen J. Hoffman and David I. Kaplan, eds., Human Exploration of Mars: The Reference Mission of the NASA Mars Exploration Study Team - NASA SP-6107 - NASA Johnson Space Center, July 1997 [PDF; 3.0 Mb, 230 pgs.]

Bret G. Drake, ed., Reference Mission Version 3.0 Addendum to the Human Exploration of Mars: The Reference Mission of the NASA Mars Exploration Study Team - EX13-98-036 - Exploration Office, NASA Johnson Space Center, June, 1998 [PDF; 1.8 Mb, 60 pgs.]

Stephen J. Hoffman, ed., The Mars Surface Reference Mission: A Description of Human and Robotic Surface Activities NASA TP-2001-209371, NASA Johnson Space Center, Dec., 2001 [PDF; 1.2 Mb, 113 pgs.]

Space Flight Mechanics

R. R. Costa, J. A. Silva, S. F. Wu, Q. P. Chu, and J. A. Mulder, "Atmospheric Reentry Modeling and Simulation" AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 39, No. 4, pgs. 636-639, 2002 [PDF; 140 Kb, 4 pgs.]

Crew Systems

Extravehicular Activity

David Etter, Peter Kinsman, and Pascal Lee, "Investigation of Extravehicular Activity Requirements and Techniques at an Arctic Mars Analog Field Science Base" SAE 2001-01-2199, 31st International Conference on Environmental Systems, Orlando, FL, July 2001. [paper: PDF, 328 Kb]

I. Abramov, N. Moiseyev, and A. Stoklitsky, "Concept of Space Suit Enclosure for Planetary Exploration" 2001-01-2168, 31st International Conference on Environmental Systems, Orlando, FL, July 2001. [paper: PDF, 452 Kb]

H. Charles Dischinger, Jr. and Henry J. Schmidt, "The Use of Human Modeling of EVA Tasks as a Systems Engineering Tool" 2001-01-2161, 31st International Conference on Environmental Systems, Orlando, FL, July 2001. [paper: PDF, 296 Kb]

P. B. Schmidt, D. J. Newman, and E. Hodgson, "Modeling Space Suit Mobility: Applications to
Design and Operations" 2001-01-2162, 31st International Conference on Environmental Systems, Orlando, FL, July 2001. [paper: PDF, 304 Kb]

Richard K. Fullerton, "Advanced EVA Roadmaps and Requirements" 2001-01-2200, 31st International Conference on Environmental Systems, Orlando, FL, July 2001. [paper: PDF, 6.7 Mb, 8 pgs.]

David E. Anderson, Debra A. Meyer and Kashyap Shah, "International Space Station EVA Operations –Phase 2 Hardware Lessons Learned" 2001-01-2202, 31st International Conference on Environmental Systems, Orlando, FL, July 2001. [paper: PDF, 172 Kb, 10 pgs.]

Russell L. Werneth, "Lessons Learned from Hubble Space Telescope ExtraVehicular Activity Servicing Missions" 2001-01-2204, 31st International Conference on Environmental Systems, Orlando, FL, July 2001. [paper: PDF, 120 Kb, 9 pgs.]

David Graziosi, James Stein, Amy Ross, and Joseph Kosmo, "Phase VI Advanced EVA Glove Development and Certification for the International Space Station" 2001-01-2163, 31st International Conference on Environmental Systems, Orlando, FL, July 2001. [paper: PDF, 248 Kb, 8 pgs.]

Michael F. Boucher, Edward Hodgson and Sean K. Murray, Pascal Lee, Stephen Braham, "Investigation of EVA Information Interface Technology in a Mars Analog Arctic Field Science Setting" 2002-01-2312, 32nd International Conference on Environmental Systems, San Antonio, TX, July 2002. [paper: PDF, 476 Kb, 12 pgs.]

I. Abramov, N. Moiseyev, and A. Stoklitsky, "Concept of Mechanical Interfaces for Planetary Space Suit to Airlock and Rover" 2002-01-2313, 32nd International Conference on Environmental Systems, San Antonio, TX, July 2002. [paper: PDF, 380 Kb, 5 pgs.]

Anthony Campbell, Richard Barido, Jeff Knudsen, Allen MacKnight, Robert Lerner, Peter Heppel, Todd Dalland, Christine Jarvis, Tom Raines, and Luis Trevino, "Advanced Inflatable Airlock System for EVA" 2002-01-2314, 32nd International Conference on Environmental Systems, San Antonio, TX, July 2002. [paper: PDF, 132 Kb, 5 pgs.]

Jose A. Marmolejo, Philip A. Landis, and Marc Sommers, "Delivery of Servicing & Performance Checkout Equipment to the International Space Station Joint Airlock to Support Extravehicular Activity" 2002-01-2366, 32nd International Conference on Environmental Systems, San Antonio, TX, July 2002. [paper: PDF, 2.7 Mb, 14 pgs.]

Gokhan O. Alptekin, Robert Copeland, Margarita Dubovik, and Yevgenia Gershanovich, "A Lightweight EVA Emergency System" 2002-01-2414, 32nd International Conference on Environmental Systems, San Antonio, TX, July 2002. [paper: PDF, 280 Kb, 7 pgs.]

David Graziosi and Ryan Lee, "I-Suit Advanced Spacesuit Design Improvements and Performance Testing" 2002-01-2443, 33rd International Conference on Environmental Systems, Vancouver, BC, July 2003. [paper: PDF, 216 Kb, 7 pgs.]

Amy Ross, Lunar Rover Vehicle Mockup Advanced Space Suit Ingress/Egress Test - JSC 39922 - Crew and Thermal Systems Division, NASA Johnson Space Center, May 2, 2002 [PDF; 2.9 Mb, 30 pgs.]

B.R. Wienke, "Modern Decompression Algorithms: Models, Comparisons, and Statistics" Los Alamos National Laboratory Applied Physics Division, Los Alamos, N.M. 87545 [PDF; 288 Kb, 40 pgs.]

Life Support

Advanced Life Support Systems Requirements Document - JSC-38571, rev.B - JSC Crew and Thermal Systems Division, Sept. 2001 [PDF; 95 pgs, 424 Kb]

Advanced Life Support Systems Integration, Modeling, and Analysis Reference Missions Document - JSC-39502 - JSC Crew and Thermal Systems Division, Nov. 5, 2001 [PDF; 63 pgs, 1.5 Mb]

Takanobu Shimoda, Atsuko Ohwada, and Kazuhiro Toda, "Data on Human Mass Balance Obtained in a Manned Test of Regenerative Life Support Systems" SAE 2001-01-2131, 31st International Conference on Environmental Systems, Orlando, FL, July 2001. [paper: PDF; 1.8 Mb, 7 pgs.]

F. F. Jeng and C. H. Lin, "A Trade Study on Sabatier CO2 Reduction Subsystem for Advanced Missions" SAE 2001-01-2293, 31st International Conference on Environmental Systems, Orlando, FL, July 2001. [paper: PDF; 136 Kb, 14 pgs.]

R. K. Tripathi and J. W. Wilson, F. A. Cucinotta, J. E. Nealy, M. S. Clowdsley, and M.-H. Y. Kim, "Deep Space Mission Radiation Shielding Optimization" SAE 2001-01-2326, 31st International Conference on Environmental Systems, Orlando, FL, July 2001. [paper: PDF; 1.4 Mb, 14 pgs.]

R. C. Singleterry Jr., G. D. Qualls, J. W. Wilson, F. M. Cheatwood, J. O. Riggins, K. Y. Fan, B. D. Johns, M. S. Clowdsley, M. Y. Kim, S. L. Koontz, F. A. Cucinotta, W. Atwell, F. F. Badavi, and S. A. Kayali, "Collaborative Engineering Methods for Radiation Shield Design" SAE 2001-01-2367, 31st International Conference on Environmental Systems, Orlando, FL, July 2001. [paper: PDF; 1.1 Mb, 16 pgs.]

Habitability and Human Factors

International Space Station Flight Crew Integration Standard (NASA–STD–3000/T) - SSP 50005, Rev. C - Space Station Program Office, NASA Johnson Space Center, December 15,1999 [PDF; 2.5 Mb, 385 pgs.]

Marilyn Dudley-Rowley, Stewart Whitney, Sheryl Bishop, Barrett Caldwell, and Patrick D. Nolan, "Crew Size, Composition, and Time: Implications for Habitat and Workplace Design in Extreme Environments" SAE 2001-01-2139, 31st International Conference on Environmental Systems, Orlando, FL, July 2001. [paper: PDF; 192 Kb, 13 pgs.]

Harry W. Jones, "The Cost and Equivalent System Mass of Space Crew Time" SAE 2001-01-2359, 31st International Conference on Environmental Systems, Orlando, FL, July 2001. [paper: PDF; 48 Kb, 9 pgs.]

Robotic Systems and Technologies

Jamie Lennon and Ella Atkins, "Color-Based Vision Tracking for an Astronaut EVA Assist Vehicle" 2001-01-2135, 31st International Conference on Environmental Systems, Orlando, FL, July 2001. [paper: PDF, 300 Kb, 7 pgs.]

Joe C. Parrish, "Long-Range Rovers for Mars Exploration and Sample Return" 2001-01-2138, 31st International Conference on Environmental Systems, Orlando, FL, July 2001. [paper: PDF, 2.1 Mb, 6 pgs.]

Catalog Entries in Work

JSC 20466, Rev. A EVA Catalog: Tools and Equipment April, 1989 (483 pgs., 395 Mb)
Hybrid Propulsion Module, Crew Transfer Vehicle, Solar Electric Propulsion module, Chemical Transfer Module