The Ascent/Descent Software Suite has
been used to support a variety of NASA
Shuttle Program mission planning and
analysis activities, such as range safety, on
the Integrated Planning System (IPS)
platform. The Ascent/Descent Software
Suite, containing Ascent Flight Design
(ASC)/Descent Flight Design (DESC)
Configuration items (Cis), lifecycle documents,
and data files used for shuttle
ascent and entry modeling analysis and
mission design, resides on IPS/Linux
workstations. A list of tools in Navigation
(NAV)/Prop Software Suite represents
tool versions established during or after
the IPS Equipment Rehost-3 project.
This work was done by Charles Brown,
Robert Andrew, Scott Roe, Ronald Frye,
Michael Harvey, Tuan Vu, Krishnaiyer
Balachandran, and Ben Bly of the United
Space Alliance for Johnson Space Center. For
further information, contact the JSC Innovation Partnerships Office at (281) 483-3809. MSC-24960-1
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