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Martian Carbon Dioxide Turbine Oxygen Generator

How much solid Carbon Dioxide can be collected in a container with the top of the container level with the ground during a Martian Winter? At the end of the winter with the container ideally full ...
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Has “Auto-Destruct” shown any impact on launch tempo yet?

The excellent answer to the question Why would autonomous auto-destruct ramp up launch tempo? explains how it significantly reduces the extent of certain activities and responsibilities. In short: ...
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Range safety - is the goal both autonomy and standardization - and would it include the “black box” in the rocket?

This and this answer have addressed various issues related to the new Autonomous Flight Safety System, and the second answer addresses one potential benefit being a reduction in turn-around time for ...
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Why would autonomous auto-destruct ramp up launch tempo?

This thorough answer by @Hobbes links to the item Auto-destruct system seen as a key to ramping up launch tempos. I'd like to understand Why would autonomous auto-destruct ramp up launch tempo? I ...
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Will a computer be allowed to “self-destruct” astronauts (or passengers)?

In the video clip of this interview, captioned: General Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing Commander, talks about the Autonomous Flight Safety System, or AFSS -- a new, automated way of having a ...
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Lunar Descent and Landing Simulation

I am trying to simulate lunar descent and landing as a part of my undergraduate project. For time being, I have included gravity turn guidance scheme and used these equations Now, I can solve ...
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What naturally occurring navigational information is available for an autonomous return of SLS's EM-1?

This answer details some of the requirements that would need to be met if the Space Launch System's planned Exploration Mission 1 were to be human rated. I've further trimmed that truncated selection ...
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Which robotic spacecrafts have autonomous operation capabilities?

I am searching for an overview of autonomous space robots integrating motion planning capabilities, such as a list of robots (past and present). So far, I have found these robots: Mars exploration ...
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What are the future prospects for spacecraft autonomy

edit: Possibly helpful information in Gizmodo and YouTube. In general spacecraft are supplied with propulsion systems often with substantial redundancy in the plumbing and engines or thrusters so ...
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If Curiosity had lights, could it drive or work in the evening?

If the Mars rover Curiosity had been equipped with lights, would it be able to drive or do other work in the evening? This could be some combination of LED headlights, wheel-lights, and/or a spotlight ...