The Roadmap to a Space Faring Civilization NASA Academy by zvf19883


									  The Roadmap to a Space Faring Civilization
  NASA Academy 2008
  Goddard Space Flight Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Image adapted from JAXA

                         Abstract                                              Benefits of Commercial Space                                           Paper Outline                                           What is success?
   For the last 50 years NASA has been an integral part of                              Capabilities
                                                                                                                                                     Importance of the commercial                 What are the requirements for building a
   space exploration. However, in order for NASA to not
                                                                        1.    USA Benefits                                                              development of space.                     space faring society?
   only sustain but expand humanity’s presence in space for
                                                                                     •    Open the next frontier
   the next 50 years and beyond, non-governmental                                                                                       Part I                                                    What resources and in what amounts will be
                                                                                     •    New industrial sector
   participation must be increased. A positive partnership                           •    Economic growth                                                      Feasibility                        required to sustain lunar populations of
   between NASA and private industry could provide                                   •    International business relations                                                                        various sizes?
   opportunities for economic growth and private investment             2.    NASA Benefits
   as well as potentially allow for more cost effective                              •    Lower costs                                                Suggestions to accelerate the
   operations. This partnership would enable NASA to focus                           •    More missions                                            commercial development of space
                                                                                     •    Focus on research and exploration           Part II
   on cutting-edge research and deep space exploration. The
                                                                        3.    Universal Benefits
   aim of this project is to identify the major components
                                                                                     •    First step to open up the resources
   necessary for NASA to include commercial entities in the                               of the solar system                                         NASA             Non-NASA                   What will be the Earthly benefits of a lunar
   return to the Moon and develop a strategic plan for NASA                                                                                                                                       colony?
   and private industry to expand humanity’s future presence
                                                                        1. National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958
   in space.                                                                                                                                                                                      What milestones must be reached to validate
                                                                             Sec. 203(a)(3) seek and encourage, to the maximum
                                                                                                                                                                                                  this roadmap.
                 Project Organization                                        extent possible, the fullest commercial use of space
                                                                                                                                                       Our definition of success.
                                                                              Sec. 203(a)(4) encourage…Government use of             Part III                                                                Project Directorates
                             PROJECT                                         commercially provided space services and hardware…
                                                                        2. Established industry capabilities                                                                                      Technical
       Communication              Paper                  Policy              Telecommunications and government delivery                                                                               Engineering and scientific considerations
                                                                                                                                                 For each identified hurdle:
                                                                             infrastructure                                                                                                       Business
                                                                        3. Emerging New Space capabilities                                                                                           Economic considerations
          Website             See Paper                  Current                                                                                 1.Problem
                              Description                ECDP*               Small, efficient, motivated, market driven                          2.Proposals                                      Legal/Political
                                                                        4. Private investment in infrastructure                                     • Current proposals                               Governmental and regulatory considerations
                                                                        5. Public excitement and interest                            Appendix       • New suggestions/Proposals
Establish Info        Foster           Evaluate          Suggestions                                                                                • Case studies
  Database          Discussion
                                                                             X PRIZE foundation: Ansari and Google Lunar                                                                                     Acknowledgements
                                                                                                                                                 3.Evaluation (pros/cons of all options from
                                                                        6. Adventure market evolving
                                                                                                                                                   legal, business, and technical perspectives)   GSFC NASA Academy 2008 Staff
                                                                             Sub-orbital, orbital, beyond…                                                                                        Ken Davidian, NASA ESMD
               Online        Conferences
                                                      Future                                                                                     4.Selection of solution with description and
                                                     NCDP**             7. Technology developments                                                 details                                        Michael Mealling, Masten Space Systems
               Forums         Meetings                                                                                                                                                            Many others who have contributed to:
                                                                             Decreasing risk and costs, increasing operability and
                                                                        8. Increased demand
                  *Exploration Systems Mission Directorate Commercial
                  Development Policy (ECDP)                                  Growing populations , energy, resources
                  **NASA Commercial Development Policy (NCDP)

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