An assessment of the technology of automated rendezvous and capture in space
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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Marshall Space Flight Center, Available from National Technical Information Service in [Marshall Space Flight Center, Ala.], Springfield, VA .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Automated transfer vehicle.,
  • Technology assessment.,
  • Capture effect.,
  • Rendezvous.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementM.E. Polites.
SeriesNASA TP- -- 1998-208528., NASA technical paper -- 208528.
ContributionsGeorge C. Marshall Space Flight Center.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15542781M

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DOCKING/CAPTURE (AR&D/C) OVERVIEW Automated spacecraft rendezvous and docking/capture is a vital component of advanced space operations. The ability for a spacecraft, with crew onboard or not, to autonomously rendezvous and capture/dock to another spacecraft fosters many benefits for deep space Size: KB. Next, the need for AR&C in space is established. Then, today's technology and ongoing technology efforts related to AR&C in space are reviewed. In light of these, AR&C systems are proposed that meet NASA's future needs, but can be developed in a reasonable amount Author: M. E. Polites. The outline of the paper is as follows: First, the history of manual and automated rendezvous and capture and rendezvous and dock is presented. Next, the need for AR&C in space is reviewed. In light of these, AR&C systems are proposed that meet NASA's future needs, but can be developed in a reasonable amount of time with a reasonable amount of : Michael E. Polites. The book provides an overview of the major issues governing approach and mating strategies, and system concepts for rendezvous and docking/berthing. These issues are described and explained such that aerospace engineers, students and even newcomers to the field can acquire a basic understanding of RVD/ by:

During the ’s, the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) conducted pioneering research in the development of an automated rendezvous and capture/docking (AR&C) system for U.S. space vehicles. Development and demonstration of a rendezvous sensor was identified early in the AR&C Program as the critical enabling technology that allows automated proximity operations and by: 2. This paper describes the Automated Rendezvous and Capture (AR&C) system that was designed and is being tested at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). The complexity of the rendezvous process. The rendezvous and docking/berthing process consists of a series of orbital manoeuvres and controlled trajectories, which successively bring the active vehicle (chaser) into the vicinity of, and eventually into contact with, the passive vehicle (target). The road to autonomous orbital rendezvous is the convergence of. “ An Assessment of the Technology of Automated. Rendezvous and Capture in Space.

Get this from a library! An assessment of the technology of automated rendezvous and capture in space. [Michael E Polites; George C. Marshall Space Flight Center.]. PUBLISHED BY THE PRESS SYNDICATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE ThePittBuilding,TrumpingtonStreet,Cambridge,UnitedKingdom CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS.   The Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) has conducted pioneering research in the development of an automated rendezvous and capture (or docking) (AR&C) system for Cited by: In other words, an element may partially belong to a set. 2 Rendezvous and Capture The Space Exploration Initiative mission architectures outlined in the Synthesis Group Report (Stafford report) call for the development of autonomous rendezvous and docking techniques as a critical technology.