On-Board Checkout for Advanced Space Missions 660461
The requirements for on-board checkout for advanced space missions are identified and an on-board checkout system capable of meeting the requirements is defined. The development of a major hardware element of the defined system is discussed. Application of advanced design technology to the developed hardware has permitted substantial capability to be incorporated on board advanced mission vehicles with very little weight, volume and power consumption penalty. The on-board checkout system software development and application are described.