IV&V Current Projects

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Current Projects

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-SeriesGeostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series (GOES-R)
GOES-R, a collaborative program between NASA and NOAA, will result in more timely and accurate weather forecasts. The first launch of new GOES series is scheduled for 2015.

IV&V Project Manager: Scott Schield | IV&V Status: In Progress

Ground Systems Development and Operations (GSDO)
Building on five decades of launch and processing excellence, the Ground Systems Development and Operations Program is transforming Kennedy Space Center into a multi-user spaceport capable of accommodating a wide array of government and commercial space activities.

IV&V Project Manager: Steve Husty | IV&V Status: In Progress

HEO-ESD Integration
Exploration Systems Development Division (ESD) has been charged to oversee the development of nation’s next generation of human exploration systems. ESD Responsibilities include: Provide HEO MD with insight and oversight of programs developing human exploration capabilities (MPCV, SLS, and 21st Century Ground Systems), Complete Constellation Transition during FY11, Manage cross-program integration across MPCV, SLS and 21CGS Programs (Manage interfaces between programs and cross-program risks as well as ensure cross-program integration is occurring).

IV&V Project Manager: Mike Facemire | IV&V Status: In Progress

InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) is a NASA Discovery Program mission that will place a single geophysical lander on Mars to study its deep interior.

IV&V Project Manager: Tom Macaulay | IV&V Status: In Progress

International Space Station (ISS)
The International Space Station is an unprecedented achievement in global human endeavors to conceive, plan, build, operate, and utilize a research platform in space. With the assembly of the space station at its completion and the support of a full-time crew of six, a new era of utilization for research has begun.

IV&V Project Manager: Thomas Macaulay | IV&V Status: In Progress

James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
The James Webb Space Telescope is a large, infrared-optimized space telescope. The project is working to a 2018 launch date. Webb will probe for the "first light" after the Big Bang and find the first galaxies that formed in the early Universe, connecting the Big Bang to our own Milky Way Galaxy. Webb will peer through dusty clouds to see stars forming planetary systems, connecting the Milky Way to our own Solar System and look for the chemical signatures of extra-terrestrial life.

IV&V Project Manager: Charlie Broadwater, Rich Finely | IV&V Status: In Progress

Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)
Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) will implement the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) requirements to provide global environmental data in support of NOAA's mission to understand and predict changes in weather, climate, oceans, and coast. JPSS is the latest generation of U.S. polar-orbiting, non-geosynchronous, environmental satellites.

IV&V Project Manager: Frank Huy | IV&V Status: In Progress

Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS)
The Magnetospheric Multiscale mission will use four identical spacecraft, variably spaced in Earth orbit, to make three-dimensional measurements of magnetospheric boundary regions and examine the process of magnetic reconnection.

IV&V Project Manager: Eric Sylvania | IV&V Status: In Progress

Mars 2020
Designed to advance high-priority science goals for Mars exploration, the mission would address key questions about the potential for life on Mars. The mission would also provide opportunities to gather knowledge and demonstrate technologies that address the challenges of future human expeditions to Mars..

IV&V Project Manager: Ricky Forquer | IV&V Status: In Progress

Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (Orion MPCV)
This spacecraft will serve as the primary crew vehicle for missions beyond low Earth orbit. The Orion MPCV is capable of conducting regular in-space operations (rendezvous, docking, extravehicular activity) in conjunction with payloads delivered by the Space Launch System.

IV&V Project Manager: Rich Wolf | IV&V Status: In Progress

Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx)
The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will travel to a near-Earth carbonaceous asteroid (101955) 1999 RQ36, study it in detail, and bring a sample back to Earth. This mission will help scientists investigate planet formation and the origin of life, and the data collected at the asteroid will also aid our understanding of asteroids that can impact Earth.

IV&V Project Manager: Roger Harris | IV&V Status: In Progress

Solar Probe Plus (SPP)
NASA has tapped the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) to develop the ambitious Solar Probe Plus mission, which will study the streams of charged particles the Sun hurls into space from an unprecedented vantage point: inside the Sun's corona - its outer atmosphere - where the processes that heat the corona and produce solar wind occur.

IV&V Project Manager: Bill Stanton | IV&V Status: In Progress

Space Launch System (SLS)
The Space Launch System (SLS) Program will develop a heavy-lift launch vehicle to expand human presence to celestial destinations beyond low Earth orbit. This launch vehicle will be capable of lifting the Orion MPCV to asteroids, the moon, Lagrange points and, ultimately, to Mars.

IV&V Project Manager: Eric Sylvania | IV&V Status: In Progress

Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment (SGSS)
The mission of the SN Ground Segment Sustainment (SGSS) Project is to implement a flexible and extensible ground segment that will allow the Space Network (SN) to maintain the high level of service in the future, accommodate new users and capabilities, while reducing the effort required to operate and maintain the system in the future.

IV&V Project Manager: Roger Harris | IV&V Status: In Progress

Past IV&V Projects

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