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Special Topic

Campan, Jérôme and Uhlig, Thomas (2014) Special Topic. In: Spacecraft Operations Springer. pp. 325-415. doi: 10.1007/978-3-7091-1803-0_7. ISBN 978-3-7091-1802-3.

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Human Spaceflight operations all started with Yuri Gagarin - he was the very first human in history heading towards space with his famous word “Поехали!“ (Let’s go!). Since that historic moment with the start of the Vostok program all the way to the current International Space Station (ISS) program and through several missions during the last decades such as Gemini, Mercury, Apollo, MIR, STS Space Shuttle, Human spaceflight operations concept has evolved to become what we know today. This chapter introduces the concept for Human spaceflight operations currently in use for the International Space Station Program which gathers, as an international project, all the experience made in Human Spaceflight Operations so far. Currently between three and six persons are traveling at an average speed of 27,000 km/h in an altitude of 400 km, in order to perform science in a microgravity environment. From an operational perspective, it is interesting to ask how manned space missions differ from unmanned ones and which assets an astronaut can bring to a space missions. This chapter focuses on the deltas to what has already been presented in previous chapters with regards to unmanned missions. It will lay out what is so special about human spaceflight and what are the big challenges, not just operating a vehicle in which astronauts are living, but driving an entire mission to its success. Special processes, functions and behaviors are required to successfully complete such a manned mission and get the astronauts safely back on Earth.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/95452/
Document Type:Contribution to a Collection
Title:Special Topic
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Date:2 September 2014
Journal or Publication Title:Spacecraft Operations
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 325-415
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Schmidhuber, MichaelUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1655-3155UNSPECIFIED
Keywords:International Space Station, ISS, Manned Mission, Flight Control Team, Astronaut
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Raumflugbetrieb / Missionstechnologie (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > Mission Operations
Deposited By: Schneider, Beatrice
Deposited On:06 Mar 2015 13:23
Last Modified:02 Aug 2023 15:57

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