Browse Publications Technical Papers 2000-01-2331
2000-07-10

Architecture in Mission Integration, Choreographing Constraints 2000-01-2331

In any building project the Architect's role and skill is to balance the client's requirements with the available technology, a site and budget. Time, place and resources set the boundaries and constraints of the project. A successful project is one that abides by those constraints and successfully meets the client's needs. The design and assembly of large-scale space facilities whether in orbit around or on the surface of a planet require and employs these same skills. In this case the site is the International Space Station that operates at a nominal rendezvous altitude of 220 nautical miles. With supplies to support a seven-day mission the Shuttle nominally has a cargo capacity of 35,000 pounds to that altitude. Through the mission integration process the Launch Package Management Team choreographs the constraints of ascent performance, hardware design, cargo, rendezvous, mission duration and assembly time in order to meet the mission objective.

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