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ESMD: Blazing a Trail Into the Solar System
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FY 2011 President’s Budget Overview
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Strategy for Potential Future Human Missions
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Commercial Orbital Transportation Services
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NASA Headquarters Associate Administrators' Panel: Exploration Systems Mission Directorate

Doug Cooke, 2010 American Astronautical Society Goddard Memorial Symposium
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  • 1. National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov NASA Headquarters Associate Administrators' Panel Exploration Systems Mission Directorate Mr. Doug Cooke Associate Administrator, ESMD March 10, 2010
  • 2. Title_Design Editor 2 ESMD: Blazing a Trail Into the Solar System • NASA’s human spaceflight program seeks to extend human presence throughout the solar system • The President's FY2011 Budget Request takes a new approach to this goal, focusing on developing the capabilities that will allow us to reach multiple potential destinations, including the Moon, Asteroids, Lagrange points, and Mars and its environs • The investments seek to create the new knowledge and capabilities required for humans to venture beyond low Earth orbit to stay • Approach expands alternatives available for human exploration, currently limited by lack of strategic investment in technology development over past decades 2
  • 3. Title_Design Editor 3 FY 2011 President’s Budget Overview • President’s Budget challenges NASA to embark on a new human space exploration program that invests near-term in obtaining key knowledge about future destinations and demonstrating critical enabling technologies for human spaceflight and exploration, including: – Research and development of heavy-lift and propulsion technologies – Transformative technology development and flagship technology demonstrations to reduce cost and expand capabilities of future human exploration activities – Precursor robotic missions to multiple destinations in the solar system to cost- effectively scout human exploration targets and identify hazards and resources for visitation and habitation – Expand efforts to develop U.S. commercial human spaceflight capabilities, making space travel more accessible and affordable – Increase investment in Human Research to prepare for long human journeys beyond Earth • Budget submission cancels Constellation Program, builds on research and technology investments in Advanced Capabilities and Constellation Systems The President’s budget will invest an additional $6 billion in NASA over the next five years- an overall $100 billion commitment to the agency
  • 4. Title_Design Editor Strategy for Potential Future Human Missions Technology Building Blocks Common CapabilitiesPotential Destinations Wireless Power Transmission Regenerative Aerobraking Revolutionary ETO Rockets Efficient In-Space Prop..Aeroassist Low-cost Engines Cryo Fluid ManagementRobust/Efficient PowerLightweight structures systems, sensors, micro/nano electronics Radiation Research Zero/Low-g Research Regenerable Life SupportAdvanced Lightweight EVA Innovative Mission Concepts System Design(s) “Breakthrough ” Technologies (Examples) 4
  • 5. Title_Design Editor The Value of Technology Investments Mars Mission Example 5 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 NormalizedMassSavings DRA 5.0 Reference Maintenance & Spares Nuclear Surface Power ISRU Propellants Closed-Loop Life Support Advanced Propulsion Cargo Aerocapture at Mars Improved Cryogenic Boil-off ISS at Assembly Complete Notes: • Approximate results only. • Further assessments required. • Results are cumulative and thus dependent on combinations/sequences of technologies applied • The change between points shows the relative mass savings for that particular technology Advanced Avionics
  • 6. Title_Design Editor 6 Exploration Research and Development Theme • Theme includes three robust new exploration activities: – Exploration Technology and Demonstrations - $7.8 billion over five years • Development and demonstration of technologies to reduce costs and expand capabilities for future exploration – Heavy-Lift and Propulsion Technology - $3.1 billion over five years • Research and development of new propulsion systems, propellants, materials and combustion processes – Exploration Precursor Robotic Missions - $3.0 billion over five years • Cost effective means to scout exploration targets and identify resources for human visitation and habitation • Theme budget also increases Human Research Program funding by 42% and supports Participatory Exploration Program at $5 million per year (for activities across many NASA programs) 6
  • 7. Title_Design Editor 7 Commercial Orbital Transportation Services
  • 8. Title_Design Editor 8 A Key for the Future: Increasing International Partner Engagement • As we transition to a new, technology-based approach to human spaceflight, NASA will continue to lead international community in defining long-term, global vision for sustainable human space exploration – Strengthen existing partnerships and identify opportunities to build new relationships • Programs within Exploration Research and Development Theme contain opportunities for international cooperation • Leveraging interest and unique capabilities of international partners will further enable and reduce risk of exploration missions • ESMD will seek near-term partnerships, with overall NASA leadership, to demonstrate key technologies and gain new knowledge – Flagship missions, enabling technologies, exploration robotic precursor missions, heavy-lift and propulsion technologies 8
  • 9. Title_Design Editor 9 Summary • NASA ambitiously continues to explore space and open new frontiers • Agency is launching a vigorous new technology development and test program that will pursue game-changing technology development, which will more efficiently further the course of human space exploration • We will make key investments in new and innovative technologies that – Expand our exploration opportunities, – Reduce mission costs, – Contribute NASA innovation to broader national needs • We will revitalize an excitement for NASA in young people across the nation to engage and participate in this 21st century space program through education and outreach 9

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