It's about routine, affordable, and safe operations to, from and in space...
Website Curator: Edgar Zapata, NASA KSC
NASA Kennedy Space Center
How can we achieve routine, affordable, and safe operations to, from and in space?
The goal of our work here is to assist in answering this question.
Enabling future space systems growth requires improving multiple elements. This includes the vehicles, space systems, spaceport, organizations and their processes. It requires all of these be optimized, together. Customers, developers, designers, manufacturers and operators working from a whole systems perspective, building on the lessons of the past - that is our emphasis in the next generation of space systems designs.
September 13, 2016
[Paper] [Presentation] Allison F. Zuniga, Mark Turner, Daniel Rasky, Robert B. Pittman, Edgar Zapata, "Kickstarting a New Era of Lunar Industrialization via Campaigns of Lunar COTS Missions," American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Space 2016 Forum.
July 22, 2016
M. Elvis, "What can Space Resources do for Astronomy and Planetary Science?", Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 2016.
December 15, 2015
Edgar Zapata, "Emerging US Space Launch Trends and Space Solar Power," IEEE International Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments, 2015.
August 31, 2015
[Paper] [Presentation] Allison F. Zuniga, Daniel Rasky, Robert B. Pittman, Edgar Zapata, Roger Lepsch, "Lunar COTS: An Economical and Sustainable Approach to Reaching Mars," American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Space 2015 Forum.
July 29, 2015
Brand Griffin, Roger Lepsch, Edgar Zapata, Michelle Rucker, Philip Nerren, Scott Howe, "Evolvable Mars Campaign - Small Habitat Commonality Reduces Cost and Improves Operations," Future In-Space Operations Seminar, 2015.
July 27, 2015
July 22, 2015
Charles Miller, Alan Wilhite, David Cheuvront, Robert Kelso, Howard McCurdy, Edgar Zapata, "Economic Assessment and Systems Analysis of an Evolvable Lunar Architecture that Leverages Commercial Space Capabilities and Public-Private-Partnerships," NexGen Space LLC under a grant from NASA, 2015.