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Assessment of in-flight anomalies of long life outer plant mission

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dc.contributor.author Hoffman, Alan R.
dc.contributor.author Green, Nelson W.
dc.contributor.author Garrett, Henry B.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-02-07T23:33:50Z
dc.date.available 2006-02-07T23:33:50Z
dc.date.issued 2004-06-15
dc.identifier.citation European Space Agency 5th International Symposium on Environmental Testing for Space Programmes, Noordwjk, The Netherlands, June 15-17, 2004. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 04-1122
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/38423
dc.description.abstract Thee unmanned planetary spacecraft to the outer planets have been controlled and operated successfully in space for an accumulated total of 66 years. The Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft each have been in space for more than 26 years. The Galileo spacecraft was in space for 14 years, including eight years in orbit about Jupiter. During the flight operations for these missions, anomalies for the ground data system and the flight systems have been tracked using the anomaly reporting tool at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A total of 3300 incidents, surprises, and anomaly reports have been recorded in the database. This paper describes methods and results for classifying and identifying trends relative to ground system vs. flight system, software vs. hardware, and corrective actions. There are several lessons learned from these assessments that significantly benefit the design and planning for long life missions of the future. These include the necessity for having redundancy for successful operation of the spacecraft, awareness that anomaly reporting is dependent on mission activity not the age of the spacecraft, and the need for having a program to maintain and transfer operation knowledge and tools to replacement flight team members. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 1242064 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004 en
dc.subject spacecraft en
dc.subject environments en
dc.subject anomalies en
dc.title Assessment of in-flight anomalies of long life outer plant mission en
dc.type Preprint en


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