Gateway Gravity Testbed (GGT)

dc.creatorHowe, A Scott
dc.creatorSherwood, Brent
dc.creatorHall, Theodore
dc.creatorLandau, Damon
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-26T13:36:28Z
dc.date.available2019-06-26T13:36:28Z
dc.date.issued2019-07-07
dc.descriptionA Scott Howe, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), USA
dc.descriptionBrent Sherwood, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), USA
dc.descriptionTheodore Hall, University of Michigan, USA
dc.descriptionDamon Landau, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), USA
dc.descriptionICES502: Space Architecture
dc.descriptionThe 49th International Conference on Environmental Systems as held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on 07 July 2019 through 11 July 2019.
dc.description.abstractWe propose that the Gateway elements be ‘scarred’ to accommodate future demonstration and investigation of artificial gravity (AG) at human scale. We show how this could be done using the Gateway elements already envisioned, with minimal additional developments and minimal interference with other Gateway functions. The resulting flight data would be invaluable for understanding both human physiological and system responses to AG, which could be essential information to enable Mars-class missions. AG has never been baselined for exploration mission concepts, mainly due to presumed technical complications, even though Mars-class missions are 2-3x longer than the maximum microgravity duration demonstrated to date. Planning remains at risk until data are in hand. NASA’s commitment to build and operate a cis-lunar Gateway provides a timely, and perhaps singular, opportunity to test how humans and vehicle systems respond to variable-g regimes relevant to Mars planning. We show how electric spin-up / spin-down, or alternatively Electric Propulsion (EP) thrusting can be compatible with design and operation of a Gateway configuration that enables AG technology demonstration.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.otherICES_2019_23
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346/84708
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisher49th International Conference on Environmental Systems
dc.subjectGateway
dc.subjectartificial gravity
dc.subjectHuman Spaceflight
dc.titleGateway Gravity Testbed (GGT)en_US
dc.typePresentations

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