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  1. 1. National Aeronautics and Space Administration The Flight Opportunities Program! ! 2013 Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference! ! Presented by:! ! Dr. Laguduva “LK” Kubendran, ! Program Executive for ! NASA Flight Opportunities Program! ! Ronald Young, ! Program Manager for ! NASA Flight Opportunities Program! ! ! June 5, 2013! www.nasa.gov/spacetech
  2. 2. The Flight Opportunities Charter! To facilitate maturation of cross-cutting space technologies for NASAʼs Space Technology [Mission Directorate] . . ." " . . . while achieving a goal of the National Space Policy to “Encourage and Facilitate” the growth of the U.S. commercial space industry" ! !Create the innovative new space technologies for our exploration, ! ! ! !science, and economic future. ! !- NASA Strategic Goal 3! !Energize competitive domestic industries ! !- National Space Policy Goal 1! 2
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  4. 4. Current Flight Providers! Masten Space Systems! XA-0.1" “Xaero” / “Xombie”! 4 Armadillo Aerospace! STIG" Whittinghill Aerospace mCLV-RSR UP Aerospace! SpaceLoft XL" Near Space Corporation! High Altitude Balloon and Shuttle Systems" NBS, SBS, and HASS! Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo XCOR Aerospace Lynx JSC RGO / Zero-G Corporation “G-Force One” Enable Space Technology flight testing through the acquisition of Commercial Suborbital Flight Services" !
  5. 5. Flight Opportunities !""#$"%&'&"()#*)+,-./() 011#2($"-3&4)5!+046) 7!8!)9&4:)!""#$"%&'&"() Other Govt. Entities 0(/&2);-44-#")<-2&%(#2=(&4) 5&:.:>)908?8>)@0A?>)@9A6) STMD Payloads 908?8B)9&4&=2%/)011#2($"-3&4)-")81=%&)="C)?=2(/)8%-&"%&4D)@0A?B)@="C4E#")A2#F&%()?G1&2-&"%&D)) @9AB)@$'=")9&4&=2%/)A2#.2=') Internal External !"#$%&%'()*'(+$"*,"-%'(.)&/,(01)23)43%( 5 Pathways to Flight!
  6. 6. ! Flight Opportunities / Game Changing Development Programʼs NASA Research Announcements (NRA) : “Technology Development for Suborbital Flight Opportunities”" –  Topic 1: Development of Space Technology Demonstration Payloads! (Remote Sensing Instruments, Observatories, and In-Situ Instruments: EDL Technology Demonstrations for Small Earth Return Vehicles)! –  Topic 2: Vehicle Capability Enhancements and Onboard Research Facilities for Payload Accommodation! (Instrument Pointing, Tracking, and Stabilization Systems; Biological Facilities)! –  Topic 3:Development of Small Spacecraft Propulsion Technology ! ! Open Call: Proposals due June 17, 2013" !Hosted on NASA NSPIRES! 6 Payload Development and Vehicle Capability Enhancements!
  7. 7. Flight Opportunities Program" –  Payload solicitation, selection and pipeline coordination! –  Work with technology payload providers to develop mission requirements! –  Serve as technical monitors for Flight Opportunities campaigns! –  Track and report technology maturation and outcomes! ! Payload Providers" –  Develop and deliver payloads! –  Work with FSP on payload-vehicle integration and flight activities! –  Work under guidance of the FOP Campaign Manager! Flight Service Providers" –  Fly payloads as a commercial service! –  Accept and integrate payloads and manage flight safety! –  Coordinate with spaceport launch facilities! –  Operate under FAA licensure, permits or waivers! ! 7 Participant Roles!
  8. 8. AFO: Solicitations for Flight Opportunities Program" -  No funding to PI for payload development! -  Select proposals with high technology relevance to future NASA missions! -  Group payloads for flight campaigns as full manifests, as possible! IDIQ contracts for Payload Integration & Flight Services" -  Vendors qualify vehicle capabilities to prescribed altitudes prior to bidding ! -  Competitive fixed-price bids for flights and payload integration services! -  Improves utility of commercial sRLVs by buying frequent flights! NRA: Competitive Funding Opportunities" –  Technology payload development! -  Payload accommodation development on sRLVs ! ! 8 Current Operating Principles!
  9. 9. IDIQ Flight Service Contracts" –  Continue flying NASA sponsored payloads ! –  Purchase flights on a per seat basis or full manifest, as warranted! –  Allow greater flexibility to meet payload needs! ! NASA Research Announcements for Technology Demonstrations" –  Use Cooperative Agreements and Space Act Agreements! –  Provide funding and/or support to stimulate technology R&D! –  Allow researchers to directly team and work with flight service providers! –  Enable enhanced vehicle capability development to help meet payload requirements ! 9 Future Operating Principles!
  10. 10. Three Years Ago the Startup Goals Were:! –  Be anchor customer for sRLVs ! –  Donʼt impose NASA requirements on commercial sRLV providers! –  FSPs are ultimately responsible for payload and flight safety ! ! Evolved Differently than we Thought" –  Required stronger adherence to commercial operating principles! –  Assumptions about schedule and vehicle capabilities were overly optimistic! Resolved Requirements Conflict Between NASA and Other Stakeholders (NASA technical, safety, Legal, contracts, …)! ! Created Updated Vision for Flight Opportunities Program" –  Become one of many customers ! –  Purchase flights and fund payload accommodation development! –  FOP to step-back as commercial capabilities mature! Learning By Doing!
  11. 11. Your Title Here 11
  12. 12. National Aeronautics and Space Administration 2013 and Beyond! ! NASA Flight Opportunities Program! ! Presented by:! ! Douglas “Dougal” Maclise, ! Technology Manager for ! NASA Flight Opportunities Program! ! Bruce Webbon, ! Campaign Manager for ! NASA Flight Opportunities Program! ! Christopher Baker! Campaign Manager for ! NASA Flight Opportunities Program! ! ! June 5, 2013! www.nasa.gov/spacetech
  13. 13. Zero-G Parabolic & UP Aerospace sRLV Flights! Dougal Maclise! FOP Technology Manager! (for Paul DeLeon – Campaign Manager)! NASA Ames Research Center! 13
  14. 14. Reduced Gravity Flight Campaigns! Recent flight campaigns on Zero-Gʼs 727 aircraft in conjunction with NASA JSCʼs Reduced Gravity Office in February and April 2013 ! ! Campaign currently occurring! ! Next campaign in July 2013! 14 Ten technologies tested so far this year, 35 since 2011"
  15. 15. Reduced Gravity Flight Campaigns! 15
  16. 16. 3D Printing in Microgravity! Three successful parabolic campaigns. Fourth underway this week. ! Experimental 3D printer to be delivered to the ISS in 2014! 16 "Made In Space credits much of its early innovation to the work performed through the Flight Opportunities Program... From this we developed a foundation for the development of our 3D Printer for the ISS." ! ! ! !! Jason Dunn! Chief Technology Officer! Made In Space, Inc.! Gateway to fabricating parts on-demand in space. "
  17. 17. NASA flights with UP Aerospace 
 Space Loft XL! 17 Thirteen technology demonstrators and experiments slated for flight in 2013" ! SL7 launch planned for June 21, 2013! Six Technology demonstrators onboard including payloads from NASA, FAA, AFRL, industry and NMSGC! ! SL8 launch planned for October, 2013! Seven Technology demonstrators onboard! !
  18. 18. 18 NASA flights with UP Aerospace 
 Space Loft XL!
  19. 19. Microgravity Vibration Isolation Platform! 19 Caged free floating system under development (NRA) by Controlled Dynamics in conjunction with UP Aerospace! Isolation system to increase microgravity quality for attached sRLV payloads" CDI accelerometer sensor payload will characterize SL7 vibration environment (flight June 21, 2013). Spectra vibration data will be used to drive Vibration Isolation (damper) Platform on SL-8 flight !
  20. 20. Zero-G Parabolic & UP Aerospace sRLV Flights! Thoughts and Questions! ! 20
  21. 21. Balloon & High Altitude Shuttle System Flights! " " ! Bruce Webbon! FOP Campaign Manager! NASA Ames Research Center! 21
  22. 22. High Altitude Balloon Flights! Flights of Near Space high altitude balloon systems in January and February of 2013! ! NMT Structural Heath Monitoring! ! FAA / ERAU Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)! ! 22 Currently working on additional balloon flights for 2013 including drop tests of experimental vehicle landing systems and observation instruments!
  23. 23. Payload accommodation of coarse pointing / stabilization system for observational instruments on NSC Balloon Systems! ! First flight planned for September 2013! ! Second flight is planned for November 2013 with SwRI star tracker payload ! Balloon Platform Coarse Pointing System! 23 Program is funding Near Space Corp. to develop a capability for instrument development enabling continuous target observation"
  24. 24. Payload Bay Dimensions! !≈ 19 x 20 x 5 in! ! Payload Mass! !< 22 lbs! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Reference:! NSC High Altitude Shuttle System! Payload Userʼs Guide (Rev A)! NSC High Altitude Shuttle System (HASS)! 24
  25. 25. DROP at ~100,000 ft! (From Balloon)! INITIAL! PULLOUT! PARABOLA! ENTRY! REDUCED GRAVITY! PARABOLA! PARABOLA EXIT! Continue parabolas down to ~60,000 ft! Purdue University collaborating with NSC to develop and test capability to perform multiple reduced gravity parabolas during decent HASS Parabolic Flight Profile! 25
  26. 26. Balloon & High Altitude Shuttle System Flights! Thoughts and Questions! 26
  27. 27. Emerging Suborbital Reusable Launch Vehicles! * Christopher Baker! FOP Campaign Manager! Dryden Flight Research Center! 27
  28. 28. Guidance Embedded Navigator Integration Environment (GENIE)! Successful envelope expansion of Mastenʼs XA-0.1B “Xombie” controlled by Draper Laboratoryʼs GENIE system in March! 28 “We believe the GENIE and Xombie system provide NASA with the platform necessary to demonstrate a wide range of exciting planetary landing technologies including advanced guidance technology.” ! !! Doug Zimpfer! Associate Director for Human Space Exploration! Charles Stark Draper Laboratory! Capability to test new sensors for landing on extra-terrestrial bodies"
  29. 29. Guidance for Fuel-Optimal Large-Divert 
 (G-FOLD)! 29 Real-time course correction for planetary pinpoint landing " G-FOLD computes fuel optimal trajectories for large divert landing maneuvers! ! “The current capability to deliver payloads to the surface of Mars within a small landing ellipse is inadequate for future mission needs.”! NASA Strategic Space Technology Investment Plan! " 2013 development and flight activity (NRA) continues successful 2012 JPL flights with Masten! !
  30. 30. SpaceShipTwo Research Flights! 30 Virgin Galactic is preparing for Flight Opportunities research campaign in mid-2014"
  31. 31. Armadillo Aerospace! STIG" Emerging sRLVs! 31 Whittinghill Aerospace! mCLV-RSR" XCOR Aerospace! Lynx"
  32. 32. Emerging Suborbital Reusable Launch Vehicles! Thoughts and Questions! 32
  33. 33. Your Title Here 33