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Unformatted text preview: Mars Climate Orbiter Mishap Investigation Board Phase I Report November 10, 1999 2 Table of Contents Mars Climate Orbiter Mishap Investigation Board Phase I Report Page Signature Page (Board Members) 3 List of Consultants 4 Acknowledgements 5 Executive Summary 6 1. Mars Climate Orbiter (MCO) and Mars Polar Lander (MPL) Project Descriptions 9 2. MCO Mishap 13 3. Method of Investigation 15 4. MCO Root Causes and MPL Recommendations 16 5. MCO Contributing Causes and Observations and MPL Recommendations 17 6. MCO Observations and MPL Recommendations 25 7. MPL Observations and Recommendations 30 8. Phase II Plan 35 Appendix: Letter Establishing the MCO Mishap Investigation Board 37 Acronyms 45 3 Signature Page __________/s/________________ ____________/s/ _____________ Arthur G. Stephenson Lia S. LaPiana Chairman Executive Secretary George C. Marshall Space Flight Center Program Executive Director Office of Space Science NASA Headquarters __________/s/_______________ ____________/s/ _____________ Dr. Daniel R. Mulville Dr. Peter J. Rutledge (ex-officio) Chief Engineer Director, Enterprise Safety and NASA Headquarters Mission Assurance Division NASA Headquarters __________/s/_______________ ____________/s/ _____________ Frank H. Bauer David Folta Chief, Guidance, Navigation and Control System Engineer, Guidance, Center Navigation and Control Center Goddard Space Flight Center Goddard Space Flight Center __________/s/_______________ ____________/s/ _____________ Greg A. Dukeman Robert Sackheim Guidance and Navigation Spet Assistant Director for Space Vehicle Flight Mechanics Group Propulsion Systems George C. Marshall Space Flight Center George C. Marshall Space Flight Center __________/s/_______________ Dr. Peter Norvig Chief, Computational Sciences Division Ames Research Center __________/s/_______________ ____________/s/ _____________ Approved Approved Dr. Edward J. Weiler Frederick D. Gregory Associate Administrator Associate Administrator Office of Space Science Office of Safety and Mission Assurance Advisors: Office of Chief Counsel: MSFC/Louis Durnya Office of Public Affairs: HQs/Douglas M. Isbell 4 Consultants Ann Merwarth NASA/GSFC-retired Expert in ground operations & flight software development Moshe F. Rubinstein Prof. Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles Civil and environmental engineering John Mari Vice-President of Product Assurance Lockheed Martin Astronautics Peter Sharer Senior Professional Staff Mission Concepts and Analysis Group The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Craig Staresinich Chandra X-ray Observatory Program Manager TRW Dr. Michael G. Hauser Deputy Director Space Telescope Science Institute Tim Crumbley Deputy Group Lead Flight Software Group Avionics Department George C. Marshall Space Flight Center Don Pearson Assistant for Advanced Mission Design Flight Design and Dynamics Division Mission Operations Directorate Johnson Space Center 5 Acknowledgements The Mars Climate Orbiter Mishap Investigation Board wishes to thank the technical...
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