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NASA ESAS Final Report November 2005: Section 11.0 Integrated Master Schedule

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2005

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Editor's note: several days ago we posted a final (October 2005) draft of this report. We have since come across a complete copy of the final version of the report (November 2005) which has recently been approved by NASA Administrator Michael Griffin. In order to present the most accurate version of this report, we have removed the draft version and replaced it with the final version of the report. NASA is expected to publicly release this report in early January 2006.

11. Integrated Master Schedule

11.1 Introduction and Ground Rules

The Exploration Systems Architecture Study (ESAS) Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) is an integrated, logically connected set of activities and milestones. There are 22 separate individual schedule networks that make up the IMS.

The major individual logic schedule networks are:

  • ESAS Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I),
  • Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV),
  • Crew Launch Vehicle (CLV),
  • Cargo Launch Vehicle (CaLV),
  • In-Space Transportation Systems (includes the Earth Departure Stage (EDS) and Lunar Surface Access Module (LSAM)),
  • In-Space Support Systems (includes communication and navigation activities),
  • Launch Operations and Ground Support Systems, and
  • Mission Operations.

Key Ground Rules and Assumptions (GR&As) are listed below:

  • The ESAS IMS reflects the recommended launch scenario for the ISS and lunar missions/flights.
  • The ESAS IMS includes all activities from the test and evaluation plan outlined in Section 10, Test and Evaluation.
  • The ESAS IMS includes activities associated with all CEV Block options.
  • The CEV Crew Module (CM) is reusable.
  • The Automated Rendezvous and Docking (AR&D) module is reusable.
  • The CEV Service Module (SM) is expendable.
  • The CEV Launch Escape System (LES) is expendable.
  • Design, manufacturing, assembly, and test for CEV will continue until the first crewed CEV mission to the International Space Station (ISS) (ISS1).


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This large 50 MB PDF report has been subdivided into 17 PDF files - one for each of the report's 17 sections. Click on the link at the top of each section to visit a summary page and to download that section.

Editor's note: several days ago we posted a final (October 2005) draft of this report. We have since come across a complete copy of the final version of the report (November 2005) which has recently been approved by NASA Administrator Michael Griffin. In order to present the most accurate version of this report, we have removed the draft version and replaced it with the final version of the report. NASA is expected to publicly release this report in early January 2006.

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