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Re: NASA FY 2015 Budget
« Reply #20 on: 03/04/2014 05:09 pm »
Slide 12 is also interesting. It says that there would be 6 cargo flights to the ISS per year starting in FY 2017. That is not consistent with the CRS2 RFI which says 4 to 5 cargo flights per year.
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Re: NASA FY 2015 Budget
« Reply #21 on: 03/04/2014 05:18 pm »
See page 10 of the Robinson slides:
http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/FY15_Summary_Brief.pdf

From page 10, commercial crew would get $848M. Exploration Systems Development (which includes SLS and MPCV) would get $2,784.4M.

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Re: NASA FY 2015 Budget
« Reply #22 on: 03/04/2014 05:19 pm »
First victim of the budget goes to...............




.................. SOFIA - apparently it will go into storage in FY2015.  ???

https://twitter.com/CaseyDreier/status/440900255219859456

Confirmed on page 15.  A victim of JWST?

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Re: NASA FY 2015 Budget
« Reply #23 on: 03/04/2014 05:22 pm »
More details on the NASA Budget are provided in this document:
http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/FY15_MD_Fact_Sheets.pdf

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Re: NASA FY 2015 Budget
« Reply #24 on: 03/04/2014 05:27 pm »
Space Technology has a surprisingly big increase, to over 700 million. Anyone know why this is?

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Re: NASA FY 2015 Budget
« Reply #25 on: 03/04/2014 05:28 pm »
More details on the NASA Budget are provided in this document:
http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/FY15_MD_Fact_Sheets.pdf

Quote from: page8-8 of the Mission Directorate detailed fact sheet
The Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative also includes $451 million to support Commercial Crew,  SLS, Orion and ISS activities. For Exploration Systems Development, it provides an additional $100 million to support and address long lead procurement challenges, reduce or retire technical and programmatic risks, and maintain concurrent development between Orion, SLS, and EGS. For Commercial Crew, it provides $250 million to support the Agency’s goal to maintain industry competition and reduce technical and schedule risk. For ISS, it provides an additional $101 million to offset the reduction of planned CRS flights.

This Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative is in addition to the $17.5B NASA budget. See this article:
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obamas-budget-sets-the-stage-for-2014-midterm-debate/
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Re: NASA FY 2015 Budget
« Reply #26 on: 03/04/2014 05:41 pm »
Space Technology has a surprisingly big increase, to over 700 million. Anyone know why this is?

Apparently it includes the SEP for ARM.

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Re: NASA FY 2015 Budget
« Reply #27 on: 03/04/2014 05:45 pm »
Quote from: draftbudget
Provided further, That not less than $1,918,200,000 shall be for the Space Launch System, which shall have a lift capability not less than 130 metric tons and which shall have an upper stage and other core elements developed simultaneously

Is this new? I don't ever remember NASA being ordered to develop both the core and upper stage simultaneously... unless this is referring to the later evolution of the vehicle.

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Re: NASA FY 2015 Budget
« Reply #28 on: 03/04/2014 05:46 pm »
Space Technology has a surprisingly big increase, to over 700 million. Anyone know why this is?

Because they keep asking for around that level, and Congress keeps gutting the number so they can plus-up SLS/Orion? They've pretty much asked for around that level every year so far since 2011.

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Re: NASA FY 2015 Budget
« Reply #29 on: 03/04/2014 05:48 pm »
First victim of the budget goes to...............

.................. SOFIA - apparently it will go into storage in FY2015.  ???

Utter madness. >:(
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Re: NASA FY 2015 Budget
« Reply #30 on: 03/04/2014 05:59 pm »
Space Technology has a surprisingly big increase, to over 700 million. Anyone know why this is?

Because they keep asking for around that level, and Congress keeps gutting the number so they can plus-up SLS/Orion? They've pretty much asked for around that level every year so far since 2011.

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FY 2013  2014  2015  Technology Budget
     615    576    706

2015 706M Breakout:
       257M deep space atomic clock, ground to laser demos, advanced parachutes, new technology starts
       225M SEP for ARM, ECLSS, Batteries, cryogenic storage and transfer, reduce mission risk
       191M SBIRs
          4M Partnerships
Funding EP+ARM effectively halts cryo storage/depots, yet budget retains the number cost driver at NASA:  HLV
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Re: NASA FY 2015 Budget
« Reply #31 on: 03/04/2014 06:05 pm »
I have to say that I like the fact that they released a budget that fit within the Congress limits, and then put the OGS numbers separate as a "and if we got the budget we wanted, here's how we'd spend it". I wish the Authorizors would do something like that-- "Here's what we'd authorize if we stick with budgets anywhere near where we've been getting, and here's what we'd authorize if we can get a big chunk of new cash to enable our visions". Instead of promising the moon when they know that their compromise fails with realistic budgets.

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Re: NASA FY 2015 Budget
« Reply #33 on: 03/04/2014 06:06 pm »
Anybody listening in on the telecon? It should've started 5min ago.

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« Reply #34 on: 03/04/2014 06:10 pm »
Anybody listening in on the telecon? It should've started 5min ago.
Yes. Works fine for me.

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Re: NASA FY 2015 Budget
« Reply #35 on: 03/04/2014 06:13 pm »
Anybody listening in on the telecon? It should've started 5min ago.
Yes. Works fine for me.

I meant to ask if anyone was going to take notes for those of us who aren't able to listen in.

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Re: NASA FY 2015 Budget
« Reply #36 on: 03/04/2014 06:15 pm »
Mr. Bolden makes some very feisty opening remarks, with some not too subtle words for congress.

NASA CFO Elizabeth Robinson now speaking.
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Re: NASA FY 2015 Budget
« Reply #37 on: 03/04/2014 06:21 pm »
Want to select mission architecture for Asteroid Redirect Mission in early calender 2015.

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Re: NASA FY 2015 Budget
« Reply #38 on: 03/04/2014 06:29 pm »
Want DLR and others to pony up for SOFIA

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Re: NASA FY 2015 Budget
« Reply #39 on: 03/04/2014 06:31 pm »
More details on the NASA Budget are provided in this document:
http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/FY15_MD_Fact_Sheets.pdf

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(including concepts for astronaut extravehicular activity (EVA) with an asteroid)

can someone please explain this?   Was under the impression this was dead.     

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