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Prospects For Augmenting Spacelab Capability
Author(s): W. Wienss; C. DeSanctis; E. Graf
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Paper Abstract

The intent of this paper is to highlight extensions/improvements to the baseline Spacelab system. Emphasis will be on the so-called "near-term" improvements which are presently under investigation in Europe in the frame of a Phase B study, and which cover mainly resource increases as well as extending the mission duration capability. Furthermore, an overview will be given on future Spacelab application e.g. as an element of a platform and as a free-flying element. NASA proposed platform concepts like SASP (Science and Application Space Platform) and SAMSP (Science and Application Manned Space Platform) are briefly addressed and the role of Spacelab elements in these platform concepts described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1982
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0284, NASA-ESA Spacelab Systems and Programs, (1 February 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.965777
Show Author Affiliations
W. Wienss, ERNO Raumfahrttechnik GmbH (Germany)
C. DeSanctis, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center (United States)
E. Graf, European Space Agency/ESTEC (The Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0284:
NASA-ESA Spacelab Systems and Programs
Jesse W. Moore, Editor(s)

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