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DOD Faces Challenges and Opportunities with Acquiring Space Systems in a Changing Environment

DOD Faces Challenges and Opportunities with...

The Department of Defense (DOD) is making changes to its space-related processes and organization that will present both opportunities and challenges to the way it acquires its space systems. GAO…

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Tenets of Responsible Behavior in Space

Tenets of Responsible Behavior in Space

The Department of Defense has been a leader in space operations since the dawn of the space age. Throughout its history, the Department has pursued its space mission while ensuring…

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Commercial Space Transportation: FAA Continues to Update Regulations and Faces Challenges to Overseeing an Evolving Industry

Commercial Space Transportation: FAA Continues to...

The commercial space transportation industry provides launch services for government and private customers that carry objects, such as satellites and vehicles with scientific research, or passengers to or from space.…

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Fly High with Optimization – Optimizing Camcopter

Fly High with Optimization – Optimizing Camcopter

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are a rapidly evolving technology and used for a variety of civil and military purposes. Due to their ability to maneuver with precision and map inaccessible…

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Assessment of Biocide Impacts on Life Support and Extravehicular Activity Architectures

Assessment of Biocide Impacts on Life Support and...

On the International Space Station (ISS), product water from the Water Processing Assembly (WPA) is dosed with iodine to prevent unwanted microbial growth in the potable water system. This water…

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Space as a Warfighting Domain: Issues for Congress

Space as a Warfighting Domain: Issues for Congress

The United States is in the midst of making significant changes to policy on protecting national security pertaining to outer space. Military strategists increasingly consider space to be a warfighting…

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Artemis: NASA’s Program to Return Humans to the Moon

Artemis: NASA’s Program to Return Humans to the...

Between 1969 and 1972, the Apollo program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) landed 12 American men on the Moon and returned them safely to Earth. Since then,…

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Potential Military Roles for Supersonic Transports

Potential Military Roles for Supersonic Transports

A new generation of supersonic (faster than the speed of sound in level flight, also called Mach 1) passenger aircraft is now under development. Using “low-boom” technology developed through NASA…

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Comparison of Health and Performance Risk for Accelerated Mars Mission Scenarios

Comparison of Health and Performance Risk for...

This document details the results for a quantitative estimate of the difference in human health and performance risk that crews would face for two hypothetical variations on Mars mission scenarios:…

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Frontiers of Space Power and Energy

Frontiers of Space Power and Energy

Space faring, including space exploration, commercialization, and colonization, requires serious levels of power and energy. It is required for in-space and on-body propulsion, habitats and transportation, In Situ Resource Utilization…

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SwiftCore Flight Management System

SwiftCore Flight Management System

The SwiftCore Flight Management System is an advanced end-to-end avionics solution enabling you to control, communicate, and command your Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) for autonomous flight.

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Your Autopilot Can Make or Break Your Next Project

Your Autopilot Can Make or Break Your Next Project

Over the past few years, there has been a tremendous increase in the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), otherwise known as “drones”, in land surveying applications. This is arguably…

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James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope

Since 2019, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) project, one of the agency’s most complex science missions, has made considerable progress toward launch—now planned…

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New Flight Rules to Enable the Era of Aerial Mobility in the National Airspace System

New Flight Rules to Enable the Era of Aerial...

In the 21st Century, new aviation markets, vehicle types, and technologies are fast emerging, inspiring new operational concepts for the National Airspace System such as Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management…

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A Primer on Cislunar Space

A Primer on Cislunar Space

This primer aims to familiarize the reader with “cislunar4 space.” It is targeted at military space professionals who will answer the call to develop plans, capabilities, expertise, and operational concepts.…

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