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Re: House Hearing on ISS with Bill Gerstenmaier -March 28, 2012
« Reply #20 on: 03/30/2012 02:54 AM »
Oh, I understand the idea.. I just think it's a little silly to add more requirements to something that is already slipping! Maybe I just misunderstand.. are they getting these additions now or after the slipped launch? Either way, if these new requirements result in more slips later then you'd have to agree it is counterproductive, no?

The slips and new requirements are independent.

Anyways, if  new requirements cause slips, then there is no penalty or adjustment.

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Re: House Hearing on ISS with Bill Gerstenmaier -March 28, 2012
« Reply #21 on: 03/30/2012 02:58 AM »
The slips and new requirements are independent.

What are you trying to say here? The new requirements are penalties for the slips.. Gerstenmaier said so.

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Anyways, if  new requirements cause slips, then there is no penalty or adjustment.

Then why wouldn't the partner just ignore them? Clearly NASA has a mechanism to penalize slips in implementation of the new requirements, and I can't imagine it is a different mechanism.

I hear those things are awfully loud. It glides as softly as a cloud. What's it called? Monowhale!

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Re: House Hearing on ISS with Bill Gerstenmaier -March 28, 2012
« Reply #22 on: 03/30/2012 03:15 AM »
The slips and new requirements are independent.

What are you trying to say here? The new requirements are penalties for the slips.. Gerstenmaier said so.

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Anyways, if  new requirements cause slips, then there is no penalty or adjustment.

Then why wouldn't the partner just ignore them? Clearly NASA has a mechanism to penalize slips in implementation of the new requirements, and I can't imagine it is a different mechanism.



There are delays and there is a requirement for a capability that was needed eventually.  The delays necessitated that new capability be move forward and incorporated on "early" missions.

NASA is the customer.  There aren't really delays in implementing new requirements because they aren't that intensive.  Anyways, they are accounted for differently than missions slips. 

As for "new" requirement, it is just adding power for NASA provided refrigerators and dealing with the heat load.
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Re: House Hearing on ISS with Bill Gerstenmaier -March 28, 2012
« Reply #23 on: 03/30/2012 03:23 AM »
It was a positive meeting.

One of the things that Gerst said that was interesting was that a decision to extent the ISS past 2020 would need to be made around the end of 2015.

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Good hearing, thanks for the notes QG. Nice to see congress taking an interest in what ISS is actually for - and these folks seemed to have a good handle on ISS ops too, with regard challenges, vehicle availabilities, etc.
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