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2011 American Astronautical Society Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium--Todd May, NASA

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  • Space Launch System (SLS)Marshall Space Flight Center
    Todd May
    SLS Program Office
    March 30, 2011
  • NASA: Why America Explores Space
    Innovation and Education Are Keys to Winning the Future
    Public Engagement
    Scientific Knowledge
    Global Partnerships
    Exploration Preparation
    Economic Prosperity
    National Security
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    7980_Goddard_Symposium.2
  • Policies and Processes
    2009
    2010
    2011
    Augustine Committee Final Report
    (October)
    FY11 Budget Submittal
    (February)
    2011 NASA Strategic Plan
    (February)
    Goal 1: Extend & sustain human activities across the solar system.
    Objective 1.3: Develop an integrated architecture & capabilities for safe crewed & cargo missions beyond LEO.
    2010 U.S. Space Policy
    (June)
    FY12 Budget Submittal
    (February)
    "A heavy-lift launch capability to LEO, combined with the ability to inject heavy payloads away from the Earth, is beneficial to exploration and it also will be useful to the national security space and scientific communities."
    ”U.S. access to space depends…on launch capabilities. U.S. Government payloads shall be launched on vehicles manufactured in the United States unless exempted…"
    President Signs Budget Authorization
    (October)
    "NASA will continue architecture planning for the MPCV capable of taking human explorers to distant locations throughout the inner solar system. The SLS Program will develop the heavy-lift vehicle that will launch the MPCV, other modules, and cargo for these missions."
    "Directs NASA to initiate development of an SLS with the capability to lift between 70 and 100 tons into LEO without an upper stage, to carry an Earth departure stage bringing the total lift capability to 130 tons or more, to lift the MPCV, and to serve as cargo backup for ISS cargo requirements or crew delivery not otherwise met by available commercial or partner-supplied vehicles. Sets a goal for core operational capability by 12/31/16."
    Implementing the Nation’s Space Agenda
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    7980_Goddard_Symposium.3
  • Expanding Humanity’s Frontiers of Discovery
    Safely fly & retire the Space Shuttle & maintain safe access for humans to low-Earth orbit (LEO) as we fully utilize the International Space Station.
    Lay the foundation for humans in deep space—the Moon, asteroids, eventually Mars—through development of a powerful, evolvable Space Launch System (SLS) and Multipurpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV).
    Source: NASA FY12 Budget
    To reach for new heights and reveal the unknown
    so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.
    — NASA 2011 Strategic Plan
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    7980_Goddard_Symposium.4
  • Capabilities-Driven Framework
    Mars Missions
    Capabilities required at each destination are determined by the mission and packaged into elements. This approach seeks to package these capabilities into a logical progression of common elements to minimize DDT&E and embrace incremental development.
    35A
    35B
    Mars Elements
    6: Enable Mars Missions
    DISTANCE
    Full Capability NEA Missions
    34B
    Space Exploration Vehicle (SEV)
    Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP)
    5: Enable Deep Space Missions
    Minimal NEA Missions
    Long Duration Habitation Needed
    34A
    Deep Space Habitat (DSH)
    4: Enable Long Duration Missions
    Lunar Surface Missions
    Crew EVA Suit Block 2
    33C
    Lunar Lander & GPOD
    Advanced Propulsion Needed
    3: Enable Lunar Surface Missions
    Lunar Flyby &Orbital Missions
    33A
    33B
    GEO/HEO Missions
    32A
    32B
    High Thrust in-Space Propulsion Needed
    Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (CPS)
    2: Enable Missions Beyond LEO
    KEY
    Robotics & EVA Module (REM)
    Crew EVA Suit Block 1
    Capability Gates
    New LEO Missions
    31A
    Candidate Destination
    Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV)
    DRM
    Ultimate Destination Goal
    SPACE LAUNCH SYSTEM - HLLV
    DRM
    Element Capability
    1: Enable New LEO Missions
    MISSION DURATION
    Increasing Flexibility and Fostering Sustainability
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    7980_Goddard_Symposium.5
  • Space Launch System Progress Report
    Using the Results of Over 2,000 Architectures Studied Over the Last 10 Years
    2010
    2011
    JAN
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    MAR
    APR
    MAY
    JUN
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    DEC
    JAN
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    MAR
    APR
    MAY
    JUN
    JUL
    AUG
    SEP
    OCT
    NOV
    DEC
    Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle (HLLV)
    Heavy Lift Propulsion Technology (HLPT)
    NASA/USAF Common Engine Study
    STUDIES
    HLLV Figures of Merit (FOM)
    Human Exploration Framework Team (HEFT) I
    HEFT II
    HLPT Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
    SLS Requirements Analysis Cycle I (RAC I)
    SLS Mission Concept Review (MCR)
    MILESTONES
    HQ Checkpoint
    Human Exploration Capabilities Analysis of Alternatives
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    7980_Goddard_Symposium.6
  • Requirements Drive the Solution
    Auxiliary Power & Networks
    Aerodynamics
    Propulsion
    Guidance, Navigation, & Control
    Structures
    A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. — Antione de Saint Exupery
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    7980_Goddard_Symposium.7
  • Feb 19, 2010
    July 12, 2001
    Dec. 6, 1998
    Planning Programmatic Content to Deliver Incremental Capability
    Engineering Takes Time and Patience … and Compromise
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    7980_Goddard_Symposium.8
  • The Next Horizon
    Discovering, Learning, Understanding
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    7980_Goddard_Symposium.9
  • For More Information
    www.nasa.gov