STAMPS simulates either three- or six-degree-of-freedom cases for all spacecraft flight phases using translated HAL flight software or generic GN&C models. Single or multiple trajectories can be simulated for use in optimization and dispersion analysis. It includes math models for the vehicle and environment, and currently features a “C” version of shuttle onboard flight software. The STAMPS software is used for mission planning and analysis within ascent/descent, rendezvous, proximity operations, and navigation flight design areas.

This work was done by Nancy Puckett, Kris Pettinger, John Hallstrom, Dana Brownfield, Eric Blinn, Frank Williams, Kelli Wiuff, Steve McCarty, Daniel Ramirez, Nicole Lamotte, and Tuan Vu of United Space Alliance for Johnson Space Center. For further information, contact the JSC Innovation Partnerships Office at (281) 483-3809. MSC-24958-1

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