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  • LCROSS: A HIGH-RETURN, SMALL SATELLITE MISSION

    2020-8-6 · LCROSS Centaur 4. THE LCROSS MISSION LCROSS proposed to conduct a low-cost, fast-track companion mission to launch with LRO. The Atlas launch vehicle used for the LRO mission consists of a booster stage and the Centaur upper stage. The LCROSS spacecraft would be mounted atop the Centaur with the LRO spacecraft

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  • Flight Operations for the LCROSS Lunar Impactor

    Flight Operations for the LCROSS Lunar Impactor Mission The LCROSS (Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite) mission was conceived as a low-cost means of determining the nature of hydrogen concentrated at the polar regions of the moon. Co-manifested for launch with LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter), LCROSS guided its spent Centaur upper stage into the Cabeus crater as a …

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  • LCROSS - LUNAR IMPACTOR: PIONEERING RISK

    2020-8-6 · 4. THE LCROSS MISSION LCROSS proposed to conduct a low-cost, fast-track companion mission to launch with the LRO that would confirm if, and in what form, water might exist in a permanently shadowed lunar crater. With a mass constraint of 1000 Kg, LCROSS proposed to use the upper stage of the Atlas-V rocket (the

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  • Academy of Program/Project & Engineering Leadership

    2014-10-10 · The LCROSS team had 29 months and 79 million to build a Class D mission spacecraft. (See below for a brief explanation of NASA mission risk classifications.) The low-cost, high-risk tolerance nature of the project led to a design based on heritage hardware, parts from LRO, and commercial-off-the-shelf components. Class D Mission

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  • LCROSS Lunar Impactor – Lessons Learned from a Small ...

    2019-4-10 · THE LCROSS MISSION LCROSS proposed to conduct a low-cost, fast-track companion mission to launch with LRO. The Atlas launch vehicle used for the LRO mission consists of a booster stage and the Centaur upper stage. The LCROSS spacecraft would be mounted atop the Centaur with the LRO spacecraft mounted atop LCROSS (Fig. 2).

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  • 2010-07-28 IAC LCROSS Paper Andrews FINAL

    2020-8-6 · IV. THE LCROSS MISSION LCROSS proposed to conduct a low-cost, fast-track companion mission to launch with LRO. The Atlas launch vehicle used for the LRO mission consists of a Fig. 2: The LRO/LCROSS Launch Vehicle Stack booster stage and the Centaur upper stage. The LCROSS spacecraft would be mounted atop the Centaur

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  • ISSFD LCROSS Final ud1 - NASA

    2020-8-6 · the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) as a low-cost (<80M) 1000 kg secondary payload to be launched with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) in October of 2008. LCROSS is a lunar impactor mission

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  • LCROSS: Mission to HYPErspace | Daily Planet | Air &

    2009-10-12 · LCROSS: Mission to HYPErspace. The LCROSS impact site seen from LRO. (NASA/GSFC/UCLA) Early last Friday, the public and families of employees at Ames Research Center in California, where the LCROSS mission was conceived, built and operated, camped on the lawn in an all-night vigil. NASA’s educational outreach and public relations push about ...

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  • LCROSS - Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core

    2020-4-15 · The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) was a robotic spacecraft operated by NASA. The mission was conceived as a low-cost means of determining the nature of hydrogen detected at the polar regions of the moon.

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  • ASTR LCROSS: How We Crashed Into the Moon ONOMY

    2017-6-22 · LCROSS was among one of the concepts submitted. NASA Headquarters narrowed the choice to four mission concepts in March 2006, and in April 2006 LCROSS was o’cially selected for %ight. The Mission Plan What did we have in mind? LCROSS proposed using the upper stage of the Atlas V Centaur launch vehicle as a 2,366-kg

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  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration NRP Post

    2013-4-30 · two in low Earth orbit and two in geosyn-chronous orbit, with LCROSS the first to the Moon. LCROSS is a low cost 79 million Class D mission that delivered a spacecraft for acceptance in 28 months and is still running under cost. It is the first of its kind dual payload aboard the ATLAS V and the collaborative teamwork between NASA Ames,

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  • STORy MOON MISSION - NASA

    2013-5-1 · signi˛cance, low to medium complexity, low cost, and a mission lifetime of less than two years. ˜e low-cost, high-risk-tolerance nature of the project led to a design based on heritage hardware, parts from LRO, and commercial o˝-the-shelf components. LCROSS’s status as a Class-D mission did not preclude the team from practicing risk ...

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  • LCROSS - Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core

    2020-4-15 · LCROSS was a fast-track, low-cost companion mission to the LRO. The LCROSS payload was added after NASA moved the LRO from the Delta II to a larger launch vehicle. It was chosen from 19 other proposals. LCROSS's mission was dedicated to late American broadcaster Walter Cronkite.. LCROSS launched with the LRO aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on June 18, …

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  • LCROSS Mission Overview & Results - SlideShare

    2017-6-22 · #is type of brainstorming work is one of my favorites, and one of the reasons I enjoy working at NASA. Final proposals were due on Valentine’s Day 2006 — and LCROSS was among one of the concepts submitted. NASA Headquarters narrowed the choice to four mission concepts in March 2006, and in April 2006 LCROSS was o’cially selected for %ight.

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  • ASTR LCROSS: How We Crashed Into the Moon ONOMY

    2009-2-27 · – Thermal environment different from LCROSS em i t e f i l r e g n o•L – Higher redundancy Type of Launch Delta-V (km/sec) Wet Mass (kg) Dry Mass (kg) Cruise Duration (yr) GTO 4.0 3365 778 6.6 Trans-Lunar 3.6 2788 778 6.4 Secondary payload mission concept to 4015 Wilson-Harrington

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  • Small Body Mission Concepts - Lunar and Planetary ...

    LCROSS, the flight mission, is over, but we’re still analyzing the data that was collected on impact night. Our team is very excited about the recent announcement – that LCROSS confirmed the presence of water at the lunar south pole. But, there’s a lot more data to analyze, both for science and engineering purposes, and I’m guessing there will be more interesting announcements in the ...

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  • LCROSS Flight Director's Blog – Just another NASA

    2011-9-1 · The 1,835-pound LCROSS spacecraft will remain attached to the Atlas 5 rocket's Centaur upper stage after LRO is released during the first hour-and-a-half of the mission. The stage will fire a ...

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  • Spaceflight Now | LRO/LCROSS Mission Report |

    2021-7-15 · LCROSS-specific practices (e.g. mission plan, team roles and responsibilities, team interactions and data transfers, command product generation and verification, procedures, flight rules, etc). It also needed to invent and execute a

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  • LCROSS Flight Team Development and Operations

    Data from all nine instruments had to share LCROSS’ one Mbps (one megabit or million bits per second) radio link to the ground. At that rate, it takes 2 seconds to transmit a typical cell phone picture. This was the maximum data rate available for the LCROSS mission and used only twice: lunar swingby on June 22 nd and impact on October 9 th ...

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  • Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS)

    2021-4-9 · Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) NASA's next mission to the moon won't involve astronauts or merely orbit its surface. Prior to a human return to the moon, a mission is underway to build a satellite that will impact one of the moon's polar regions to search for water ice beneath its permanently-shadowed craters.

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  • Mission and Implementation of an Affordable Lunar Return

    2018-1-23 · Mission and Implementation of an Affordable Lunar Return Paul D. Spudis ... LCROSS Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite LEO Low Earth Orbit ... (based on the price of the two cheapest existing launch services, India’s PSLV and SpaceX’s Falcon 9.) Launch cost is a “Catch-22” problem: costs are high because

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  • LCROSS Mission Overview & Results - SlideShare

    2009-2-27 · – Thermal environment different from LCROSS em i t e f i l r e g n o•L – Higher redundancy Type of Launch Delta-V (km/sec) Wet Mass (kg) Dry Mass (kg) Cruise Duration (yr) GTO 4.0 3365 778 6.6 Trans-Lunar 3.6 2788 778 6.4 Secondary payload mission concept to 4015 Wilson-Harrington

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  • Small Body Mission Concepts - Lunar and Planetary ...

    2010-7-21 · Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) mission. The LCROSS mission to the moon in 2009 was completed at a frac-tion of the cost of a typical deep space mission, demon-strating Northrop Grumman’s successful application of cost-efficient design and manufacturing processes. This Eagle-0 configuration is the Core spacecraft entry in the Rapid-III catalog.

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  • LRO - eoPortal Directory - Satellite Missions

    of a full-up launch service at a reduced price, allowing more funding to be applied to the science mission. Another advantage is the launching to orbit on a highly reliable launch vehicle, Such an approach was successfully demonstrated in 2009, when the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS…

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  • Eagle Spacecraft - NASA

    Data from all nine instruments had to share LCROSS’ one Mbps (one megabit or million bits per second) radio link to the ground. At that rate, it takes 2 seconds to transmit a typical cell phone picture. This was the maximum data rate available for the LCROSS mission and used only twice: lunar swingby on June 22 nd and impact on October 9 th ...

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  • ULA Rideshare Capabilities to Support Low-Cost Planetary ...

    2009-10-8 · But that experiment, a last-minute add-on to the main mission, was always given low odds of success. LCROSS was designed from the start to observe an impact with spectrometers that can detect water. The Centaur is a much bigger impactor, coming in at a steeper angle—which means a lot more energy will be delivered to the target, under much ...

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  • Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS)

    2021-4-9 · Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) NASA's next mission to the moon won't involve astronauts or merely orbit its surface. Prior to a human return to the moon, a mission is underway to build a satellite that will impact one of the moon's polar regions to search for water ice beneath its permanently-shadowed craters.

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  • Shooting the Moon: NASA’s LCROSS Mission to Find

    Shooting the Moon: NASA’s LCROSS Mission to Find Water on the Moon - Kindle edition by Andrews, Daniel R.. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Shooting the Moon: NASA’s LCROSS Mission to Find Water on the Moon.

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  • From giant leap to big bang: Nasa prepares moon

    2010-7-21 · Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) mission. The LCROSS mission to the moon in 2009 was completed at a frac-tion of the cost of a typical deep space mission, demon-strating Northrop Grumman’s successful application of cost-efficient design and manufacturing processes. This Eagle-0 configuration is the Core spacecraft entry in the Rapid-III catalog.

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  • Eagle Spacecraft - NASA

    LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter) + LCROSS. Spacecraft Launch Mission Status Sensor Complement LCROSS Ground Segment References. LRO is a NASA mission to the moon within the Lunar Precursor and Robotic Program (LPRP) in preparation for …

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  • LRO - eoPortal Directory - Satellite Missions

    2021-5-25 · It was at that point, that we began to seriously entertain the idea that the entire LRO/LCROSs mission could well be a 'shaggy dog story'; that, ostensibly created to 'look for lunar water at the poles,' in fact, the real mission-profile for LCROSS made it the perfect spacecraft to explore in-depth 'the structure, composition, distribution ...

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  • NASA's Smoking Gun: Part II LCROSS' (and LRO's)

    ULA Rideshare Mission History MISSION VEHICLE LAUNCH DATE RIDESHARE TYPE # OF RIDESHARE PAYLOADS RIDESHARE HARDWARE USED STP-1 (Orbital Express/ESPA) Atlas V 401 3/8/2007 Secondary 4 ESPA LRO/LCROSS Atlas V 401 6/18/2009 Secondary 1 ESPA NPP/ELaNa III Delta II 7920 10/28/2011 Secondary 6 Delta II P-POD

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  • LRO Successfully In Lunar Orbit; LCROSS Provides

    2021-6-21 · Example Mission: ELLIE1 GTO secondary payload launch to L1 Orbit 1 “Rideshare and the OMV: the Key to Low -cost Lagrange point missions” by Pearson, Stender , Loghry Maly et al. Paper SSC15-II-5 presented at the August 2015 Small Satellite Conference in Logan, Utah.

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  • ULA Rideshare Overview September 2015

    Total impulse (Itot), long duration burn, and blow-down operation mission needs required that the Centaur REM undergo a delta-qualification effort to demonstrate the ability of the REM to meet the LRO/LCROSS mission requirements. The LRO spacecraft, depicted in Figure 1, will sit atop the LCROSS spacecraft during launch, and will separate

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  • Watch the Skies – Page 23 - NASA

    2009-7-10 · That’s why LCROSS was chosen, it was a low-cost, innovative mission. Author Posted on June 18, 2009 May 23, 2013 Categories Uncategorized Tags Mike Wargo , moon 7 Comments on How Did LRO and LCROSS Become the First Step Back to the Moon?

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  • Shooting the Moon: NASA’s LCROSS Mission to Find

    Shooting the Moon: NASA’s LCROSS Mission to Find Water on the Moon - Kindle edition by Andrews, Daniel R.. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Shooting the Moon: NASA’s LCROSS Mission to Find Water on the Moon.

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  • LRO - eoPortal Directory - Satellite Missions

    LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter) + LCROSS. Spacecraft Launch Mission Status Sensor Complement LCROSS Ground Segment References. LRO is a NASA mission to the moon within the Lunar Precursor and Robotic Program (LPRP) in preparation for …

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  • ULA Rideshare Overview September 2015

    ULA Rideshare Mission History MISSION VEHICLE LAUNCH DATE RIDESHARE TYPE # OF RIDESHARE PAYLOADS RIDESHARE HARDWARE USED STP-1 (Orbital Express/ESPA) Atlas V 401 3/8/2007 Secondary 4 ESPA LRO/LCROSS Atlas V 401 6/18/2009 Secondary 1 ESPA NPP/ELaNa III Delta II 7920 10/28/2011 Secondary 6 Delta II P-POD

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  • NASA's LCROSS Reveals Target Crater For Lunar South

    2021-3-31 · The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) carried a low-cost instrument built by University of Cincinnati alumnus and scientist David Landis, A&S '90, PhD (A&S) '94, to provide long-awaited ultraviolet measurements of the dust particles. Dubbed ALICE, Landis' spectrometer indicated the presence of hydrocarbons, hydrated ...

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  • To The Moon ALICE, University of Cincinnati

    Total impulse (Itot), long duration burn, and blow-down operation mission needs required that the Centaur REM undergo a delta-qualification effort to demonstrate the ability of the REM to meet the LRO/LCROSS mission requirements. The LRO spacecraft, depicted in Figure 1, will sit atop the LCROSS spacecraft during launch, and will separate

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  • Delta-Qualification Test of Aerojet 6 and 9 Lbf MR-106 ...

    2021-5-27 · Example Mission: ELLIE1 GTO secondary payload launch to L1 Orbit 1 “Rideshare and the OMV: the Key to Low -cost Lagrange point missions” by Pearson, Stender , Loghry Maly et al. Paper SSC15-II-5 presented at the August 2015 Small Satellite Conference in Logan, Utah.

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