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Marshall Space Flight Center Launching the Future of Exploration and Science. Robert Lightfoot Acting Director July 29, 2009. Marshall’s Continuing Role in Space Exploration . Understanding Our World and Beyond. Living and Working In Space. Lifting from Earth.

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marshall space flight center launching the future of exploration and science

Marshall Space Flight CenterLaunching the Future of Exploration and Science

Robert Lightfoot

Acting Director

July 29, 2009

marshall s continuing role in space exploration
Marshall’s Continuing Role in Space Exploration

Understanding Our World

and Beyond

Living and Working In Space

Lifting from Earth

Marshall makes significant contributions to each primary focus area.

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marshall legacy lifting from earth
Marshall Legacy – Lifting from Earth

1960

1970

1980

1990

2000

2010

Redstone team

launches Explorer I

Ares I & V

First manned flight–

Redstone Rocket

Shuttle Block 1 engine, Block 2 engine, RSRM, Super Lightweight Tank

Evolving Transportation Systems Development

NGLT, 2GRLV, OSP, SLI, X-33, X-37, Fastrac, NLS, HLLV, Aerospike

Apollo/Saturn

marshall legacy living and working in space
Marshall Legacy – Living and Working in Space

1960

1970

1980

1990

2000

2010

Lunar Roving Vehicle

Space Station US Pressurized Modules, Environmental Control and Life Support System, Window Observational Research Facility

Skylab

Spacelab

Human Space Flight Payload Development & Operations Microgravity Science Glovebox, Materials Science Research Rack, Multi-purpose Logistics Modules, EXPRESS Racks

marshall legacy understanding our world and beyond
Marshall Legacy – Understanding Our World and Beyond

1960

1970

1980

1990

2000

2010

Hubble

Apollo Telescope Mount

Discovery & New Frontiers Programs

Spacelab Microgravity Experiments

Compton

SERVIR

HIRAD

High Energy Astronomy Observatory Program

New Horizons to Pluto

Chandra

Lunar Precursor Robotics Program

Hinode

marshall capabilities
Marshall Capabilities

Lifting from Earth

Development of Transportation and Propulsion Systems

Living & Working in Space

Development and Integration of Large Complex Systems

Understanding Our World and Beyond

Development and Operations of Scientific Spacecraft and Instruments

development of transportation and propulsion systems
Development of Transportation and Propulsion Systems
  • Program and Project Management
  • Systems Engineering and Integration
  • Launch vehicle and in-space transportation systems
  • Propulsion systems and components
  • Propellant management and delivery systems
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Manufacturing processes and applied materials
  • Fracture and failure analysis of complexmetallic and non-metallic systems
large complex systems development and integration
Large Complex Systems Development and Integration
  • Program and Project Management
  • Systems Engineering and Integration
  • Advanced regenerative ECLSS
  • Advanced concepts and architectures, costing and modeling
  • Large space structures development, integration and testing
  • Technology maturation and development
development and operations of scientific spacecraft and instruments
Development and Operations of Scientific Spacecraft and Instruments
  • Scientific spacecraft and instrument development, integration, test and operation
  • Earth science, environmental monitoring, weather prediction
  • High energy astrophysics and sun/earth systems research and experimentation
  • Analytical cargo/payload systems integration and operation
  • Large optics research, development, calibration and test
  • In-space propellant, propulsion and surface power systems
  • Automated rendezvous and capture systems
full life cycle capabilities
Full Life Cycle Capabilities

Marshall’s capabilities span the full range of the systems engineering life cycle.

Marshall’s unique infrastructure and

extensive program and project management experience

enable integrated development.

industrial base
Industrial Base
  • Key part of a larger local, national, and international industrial base
  • History of sharing capabilities through partnerships with industry
  • 70+ Space Act Agreements