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The keys to successful extended missions

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dc.contributor.author Manor-Chapman, Emily A.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-17T23:45:38Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-17T23:45:38Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-14
dc.identifier.citation SpaceOps 2012, Stockholm, Sweden, June 11-15, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-2069
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/42609
dc.description.abstract Many of NASA's successful missions of robotic exploration have gone on to highly productive mission extensions, from Voyager, Magellan, Ulysses, and Galileo, to the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity, a variety of Mars orbiters, Spitzer, Deep Impact / EPOXI, and Cassini. These missions delivered not only a high science return during their prime science phase, but a wealth of opportunities during their extensions at a low incremental cost to the program. The success of such mission extensions can be traced to demonstration of new and unique science achievable during the extension; reduction in cost without significant increase in risk to spacecraft health; close inclusion of the science community and approval authorities in planning; intelligent design during the development and prime operations phase; and well crafted and conveyed extension proposals. This paper discusses lessons learned collected from a variety of project leaders which can be applied by current and future missions to maximize their chances of approval and success. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012. en_US
dc.subject mission lifetime en_US
dc.subject mission review en_US
dc.subject Mission Senior Review Process en_US
dc.title The keys to successful extended missions en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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