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Author Mazanek, Daniel D., author.

Title Asteroid redirect mission (ARM) formulation assessment and support team (FAST) final report / Daniel D. Mazanek [and twenty others].

Publication Info. Hampton, Virginia : National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center, February 2016.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  NAS 1.15:2016-219011    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (124 pages) : color illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
Series NASA/TM ; 2016-219011
NASA technical memorandum ; 2016-219011.
Note Title from PDF title page (NASA, viewed February 23, 2016).
"February 2016."
"Performing organization: NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA"--Report documentation page.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 122-123).
Type Of Report Final report.
Summary FAST was tasked with developing an initial list of potential mission investigations and providing input on potential hosted payloads and partnerships. The FAST explored several aspects of potential science benefits and knowledge gain from the ARM. Expertise from the science, engineering, and technology communities was represented in exploring lines of inquiry related to key characteristics of the ARRM reference target asteroid (2008 EV5) for engineering design purposes. Specific areas of interest included target origin, spatial distribution and size of boulders, surface geotechnical properties, boulder physical properties, and considerations for boulder handling, crew safety, and containment. In order to increase knowledge gain potential from the mission, opportunities for partnerships and accompanying payloads were also investigated. The ARM consists of two mission segments: 1) the ARRM, which will be the first robotic mission to visit a large (greater than ~100 m diameter) near-Earth asteroid (NEA), collect a multi-ton boulder and regolith from its surface, use the boulder to perform an enhanced gravity tractor asteroid deflection demonstration, and then transport the asteroidal material to a stable orbit around the Moon; and 2) the Asteroid Redirect Crewed Mission (ARCM), in which astronauts will explore the boulder and return samples to Earth.
Funding Sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration 804342.
Subject United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Research -- Planning -- Evaluation.
Near-earth asteroids -- Research.
Asteroids -- Collisions with Earth -- Research.
Asteroid missions.
Mission planning.
Spatial distribution.
Added Author Langley Research Center, issuing body.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, sponsoring body.
Gpo Item No. 0830-D (online)
Sudoc No. NAS 1.15:2016-219011

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