The objective of this document is to present the ESA Technology Tree, which provides a classification system for all technical knowhow that is available in ESA.
Read More Report: ESA Technology Tree Version 4.0 (ESA 2020)
This report presents a recommended framework for commercial human spaceflight safety based on an analysis of other transportation sectors, identification of common safety components, and a roadmap that leads to an ideal future where human spaceflight is a common practice. This takes into consideration current and future commercial activities regardless of the development status of individual spaceflight companies. The developed safety framework is flexible in order to recognize new developments, new transportation mechanisms, and new spaceflight destinations as they emerge.
Read More Report: Commercial Human Spaceflight Safety Regulatory Framework (TAC 2022)
NACA to NASA to Now: The Frontiers of Air and Space in the American Century tells the story of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) and its successor, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The NACA and NASA facilitated the advance of technology for flight in air and space throughout the 20th and into the 21st century. This book explores how and why aerospace technology took the course it did, discusses some of the key people who drove aerospace science and technology development, and examines the political, economic, managerial, international, and cultural contexts in which the events of flight have unfolded.
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The making of space policy is a complex, multifaceted process, influenced by a range of factors from scientific and technological advancements to geopolitical considerations. It involves a number of key stakeholders including governmental bodies, research organizations, private industry, and often, the general public. This article explores the stages and actors involved in shaping space policy, illustrating how these diverse elements intersect and influence each other.
Read More An Exploration of Space Policy: From Concept to Implementation
This document summarizes and identifies recommendations for continued progress in strengthening NEO impact emergency procedures and action protocols.
Read More Report on Near-Earth Object Impact Threat Emergency Protocols (NSTC 2021)
This paper takes an organizational evolution perspective to refine what is meant by “commercial” space markets and activities and compares the results to previous discussions offered by space community authors. From an organization theory perspective, the three primary forces of the evolution change model (variation, selection, and retention) provide a framework for renewed commercial space activity discussions. Together, the strength of these three forces can indicate how “commercial” a market is.
Read More Report: What Makes Space Activities Commercial? (FAA 2021)
NASA’s strategic technology roadmaps are comprehensive, long-term plans that outline the agency’s priorities and goals in technology development to support its missions in space exploration, science, and aeronautics. This article provides a consolidated document including all strategic technology roadmaps as of April 2023.
Read More Report: NASA Strategic Technology Roadmaps (consolidated as of April 2023)