SURVEY ONE – POTENTIAL USER OF THE DREAM CHASER® AS THE EUROPEAN POST-ISS PLATFORM IN LEO

The ISS represents an unparalleled capability in human spaceflight that is increasing knowledge of engineering and physical sciences, biology, the Earth, and the universe. However the end-of-life of the ISS is approaching. Transition plans for ISS and LEO beyond the ISS utilisation as well as the transition to other platforms are under discussion by the international ISS partners. In this context, the study team proposes to provide a full end-to-end LEO mission capability using the unique attributes of the Dream Chaser®, compatibility with the Ariane 6 launch vehicle, and the ability to land on suitable runways in Europe. European Dream Chaser® missions will offer you the opportunity to fly your payload to space, and return it back in Europe in a smooth landing. Not only that, the Dream Chaser® mission can be tailored to your needs (duration, orbit…), and does not need human-rated qualification.
This survey asks questions about your potential payload/concept that would use the Dream Chaser® to be flown to and operate in LEO. If you have more than one payload or concept, please fill a survey for each.

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* 1. Name of the potential payload/concept

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* 2. Which type of mission you suggest

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* 3. Which category does your concept/potential payload belong to?

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* 4. Has this particular concept/payload flown into space?

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* 5. Please provide a brief description of the goals and set up of the concept.

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* 6. For this particular concept/payload, which is the spacecraft requirement?

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* 7. What would be the ideal activity duration?

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* 8. Which are the most significant parameters for your mission?

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* 9. What type of instrumentation or specialized equipment does the payload use? (cameras, magnetometers, dosimeter, centrifuge…)

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* 10. Which are the operational process of your payload? (mounting, lifetime, operations requirements…) Briefly describe the major steps.

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* 11. What is the approx. volume of your payload? (XxYxZ)

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* 12. Whichis the approx. mass of your payload? (in Kg)

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* 13. Does your payload uses electrical power? (If Yes, indicate the VDC/VAC)

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* 14. What is the average power consumption?

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* 15. What is the maximum operating temperature?

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* 16. Is there any specific vacuum requirements?

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* 17. What is the data recording and transmission concept of your payload?

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* 18. Regarding the payload in-flight operations, mark the answers that are applicable to it

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* 19. How much data is generated by your payload?

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* 20. Regarding the special needs of the payload at the launch site or integration to the spacecraft phase, please mark those applicable:

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* 21. Do you require late access to the payload before lunch? If yes, specify how

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* 22. Does your payload require return to ground? If Yes, describe the return conditions.

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* 23. Does the payload require early access after landing?

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* 24. Does the payload contain ay safety critical items? Mark those applicable from this list

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* 25. And finally, if you would like your payload to be considered in detail for the ESA study, and that the team is able to contact you back for detailed and further information, please provide the name of your company, and your contact details. As mentioned earlier, all the data will be treated in confidentiality and only for the purposes of the ESA study.

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