Modeling interplanetary logistics: A mathematical model for mission planning

Christine Taylor, Miao Song, Diego Klabjan, Olivier L. de Weck, David Simchi-Levi

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to demonstrate a methodology for designing and evaluating the operational planning for interplanetary exploration missions. A primary question for space exploration mission design is how to best design the logistics required to sustain the exploration initiative. Using terrestrial logistics modeling tools that have been extended to encompass the dynamics and requirements of space transportation, an architectural decision method has been created. The model presented in this paper is capable of analyzing a variety of mission scenarios over an extended period of time with the goal of defining interesting architectural scenarios for space logistics. This model can be utilized to evaluate different logistics trades, such as a possible establishment of a push-pull boundary, which can aid in commodity pre-positioning. The results of this implementation are presented for a lunar campaign using estimated surface demands for exploration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpaceOps 2006 Conference
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventSpaceOps 2006 Conference - 9th International Conference on Space Operations - Rome, Italy
Duration: Jun 19 2006Jun 23 2006

Publication series

NameSpaceOps 2006 Conference

Other

OtherSpaceOps 2006 Conference - 9th International Conference on Space Operations
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period6/19/066/23/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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    Taylor, C., Song, M., Klabjan, D., de Weck, O. L., & Simchi-Levi, D. (2006). Modeling interplanetary logistics: A mathematical model for mission planning. In SpaceOps 2006 Conference (SpaceOps 2006 Conference).