The Telescience Support Center at NASA Ames Research Center 2000-01-2362
NASA is developing a Telescience Support Center (TSC) at the Ames Research Center. The center will be part of the infrastructure needed to conduct research in the Space Station and has been tailored to satisfy the requirements of the fundamental biology research program. The TSC will be developed from existing facilities at the Ames Research Center. Ground facility requirements have been derived from the TSC functional requirements. Most of the facility requirements will be satisfied with minor upgrades and modifications to existing buildings and laboratories. The major new development will be a modern data processing system. The TSC is being developed in three phases which correspond to deliveries of Biological Research Facility equipment to Station. The first phase will provide support for early hardware in flight Utilization Flight −1 (UF-1) in 2001. Phase 2 will be completed for the launch of one Habitat Holding Rack, the Life Sciences Glovebox, and several habitats in flight UF-3 in 2003. Phase 3 will complete development for the launch of the Centrifuge in flight UF-7 in 2004.