|Topic:||Engineering Challenges to the Long-Term Operation of the International Space Station|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems
Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
Committee on the Engineering Challenges to the Long-Term Operation of the International Space Station
Tuesday, March 14, 2000
Engineering Challenges to the Long-Term Operation of the International Space Station
In response to a congressional request (PL 105-65), this new report assesses operational issues after assembly of the space station, which is scheduled to be completed in 2004. Topics include maintenance and repair; astronaut work outside the station; equipment upgrades; use of an international fleet of launch vehicles to support the station; and decommissioning and removing the facility from orbit at the end of its useful life.
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on March 15, 2000 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.