Presentation on theme: "RLV Working Group Reusable Launch Vehicles Working Group Presentation to the COMSTAC 11 October 2007 Michael S. Kelly, Chairman."— Presentation transcript:
RLV Working Group Reusable Launch Vehicles Working Group Presentation to the COMSTAC 11 October 2007 Michael S. Kelly, Chairman
RLV Working Group Agenda AST Research on Biomedical Data Monitoring - Follow up Activity NASA workshop for Commercial Space Transportation Overview Working With COMSTAC to Develop an Appropriate Human Space Flight Safety Performance Target Industry Standard Criteria for Crew and Spaceflight Participant Crew Duty & Rest Human Space Flight Training Survey Call for AST R&D Topics Task Force on Training Standards Kickoff
AST R&D Biomedical Data Monitoring – Follow up Activity COMSTAC RLV Working Group Chuck Larsen October 10, 2007 Federal Aviation Administration 3 AST R&D Biomedical Data Monitoring Background AST R&D Research Conducted in FY 06 on Commercial Human Space Flight Biomedical Data Collection Briefing presented to COMSTAC RLV Working Group on May 17, 2007 Preliminary meetings held between FAA/AST, FAA/CAMI, and NASA to discuss a Partnership to Develop an Agreement to Implement a Program for Commercial Space Flight Biomedical Data Acquisition and Management Presently Discussing a Draft Memorandum of Agreement Between the FAA/AST and NASA FAA/AST Desires CST Industry Perspective on Commercial Human Space Flight Biomedical Data Collection
Jeffrey R. Davis, MD Summary and Main Points: FAA – NASA COMMERCIAL SPACE FLIGHT BIOMEDICAL DATA ACQUISITION AND MANAGEMENT PROPOSAL Benefit of data collection and analysis to commercial space flight operators Gain greater insight into the medical risks, thereby reducing risk for operators and insurers Enhance risk mitigation for space flight participants Benefit of utilizing NASA’s existing LSAH database for commercial space flight operators Eliminate need to purchase development of new database –Use of existing government resource enhanced to accommodate commercial data -- no cost to operators –Well established system used for astronauts for maintaining confidentiality of data Next Steps –Establishing NASA-FAA MOU –FAA and NASA Working with commercial space transportation operators Identify and address specific working scenarios Develop projects based on operator specific needs and interests
RLV Working Group NASA workshop for Commercial Space Transportation Overview NASA Langley, in cooperation with 5 other NASA Centers (Ames, Glenn, Goddard/Wallops Flight Facility, Kennedy, and Marshall) and NASA HQ, hosted the “Commercial Space Transportation Workshop: Developing Space Vehicle Technologies” in Hampton, VA on August 1-2, 2007 The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) facilitated the workshop on the first day, and a near-capacity crowd of about 65 people attended, approximately half from industry and half from the NASA centers and HQ. Workshop outcomes included better understanding of industry needs as well as technical capabilities and services offered by NASA centers. Private meetings and tours on the 2nd day helped to facilitate interactions and interests between industry and the NASA centers. A follow-on workshop is being planned for Jan. 30-31, 2008 at the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH.
6 Federal Aviation Administration Development of HSF Safety Performance Target October 10, 2007 Working With COMSTAC To Develop A Human Space Flight Safety Performance Target The FAA has specific performance targets that it tracks to measure how well it is meeting certain objectives such as in the area of improving safety. In anticipation of commercial human space flight (HSF) in the future, the FAA plans to work with COMSTAC to develop a safety performance target for flight crew and space flight participants. Existing commercial space launch performance target only pertains to safety of the uninvolved public; does not address those on board a vehicle during a launch or reentry. FAA requests that the COMSTAC RLV Working Group by 11/20/07: –Review and provide comments on the HSF safety performance target example and the other options or considerations presented in the FAA briefing, dated 10/10/07; or –Provide other suggestions on developing an appropriate HSF safety performance target.
RLV Working Group Human Spaceflight Training Survey The Futron Corporation, in support of the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation, identified and interviewed organizations that could offer training for flight crews of commercial human spaceflight vehicles. The following training areas were surveyed: Physiological training High performance jet High performance gliders Altitude chamber (hypobaric and hyperbaric) Parachute training Unusual attitude training High altitude flight High-g (gravity) Pressure suit training Microgravity low-g training Flight simulation Spaceflight operations Initial findings are not available for public release However, the RLV working group members are interested in publicly releasing the results of the survey.
RLV Working Group Call for AST R&D Topics AST R&D Topics solicited from COMSTAC RLVWG and LOSWG every year High historical rate of acceptance, much useful research resulted Topics due to RLVWG Chair by 14 December 2007, AST by 15 January 2008
RLV Working Group Crew Duty & Rest Dr. Scott Shappell, Clemson University Revealing presentation on how sleep, how sleep deprivation affects performance, and recommended courses of action Charts available on AST website
RLV Working Group Task Force on Training Standards RLV/WG initiative to being formulating approach to Training Standards Kickoff meeting held Maurice Kennedy, USA, Chairman Michelle Christgen, Wyle Laboratories, Co- chairman Formulating group purpose Telecons to be held on first Tuesday of every month, 10:00 a.m. Central Time All interested parties invited to participate
RLV Working Group Actions RLVWG Chair to distribute biomedical research briefings to RLVWG (complete) RLVWG to submit suggestions for biomedical data collection to AST by 20 November 2007 RLVWG stakeholders to submit Human Spaceflight Safety Performance Target recommendations to AST by 20 November RLVWG members to submit AST R&D topics to Chair by 14 December 2007 Notify broader COMSTAC of Taskforce on Training Standards (now complete)