Highlights – Issue 30, Spring 2008
  • Juno: Making the Most  of More Time

    Juno: Making the Most of More Time


    By Rick Grammier Juno was selected in 2005 with an initially scheduled launch in 2009. Almost immediately, though, NASA Headquarters warned us that budgetary issues would delay the launch a year or two and asked the project team to prepare a cost assessment for a 2010 launch.

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Stories

Juno: Making the Most of More Time

A launch delay gave the Juno team more time for planning and risk reduction.
By Rick Grammier

The Applied Meteorology Unit: True Technology Transfer

The weather technology group develops tools that meet specific space program needs.
By Carol Anne Dunn and Francis J. Merceret

The Road to GRACE

Building relationships and taking advantage of unexpected opportunities put this international science mission on track.
By Edgar S. (AB) Davis

Managing—and Learning from—a Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Risk

The process used to solve a fuel-sloshing issue offers a model for dealing with risk.
By Charles Tucker

Applying the Secrets of Hubble’s Success to Constellation

A design that supports in-orbit servicing saved the Hubble telescope; NASA’s new vehicle designers should take that lesson to heart.
By Frank J. Cepollina

To Stay or Go? A UAV Science Project Story

As this science team discovered, sometimes you have to find your way around a problem that cannot be solved.
By Tony Kim
Insights

Seeing Through the Haze: How Counterfactual Thinking Can Help NASA Prepare for the Unexpected

Preparing for the unexpected means challenging conventional thinking and your own favorite assumptions.
By William H. Gerstenmaier, Scott S. Goodwin, and Jacob L. Keaton

Interview with Christyl Johnson

NASA’s assistant associate administrator talks about her early experiences at the Agency, the importance of mentoring, and how to attract talented new engineers and scientists.
By Don Cohen

Fusing Risk Management and Knowledge Management

Linking knowledge management to recognized risks improves the chances that valuable knowledge will be reused.
By Charles Tucker

Infusing Operability: KSC Launch Experience Helps Shape New Vehicle Design

Knowledgefromdecades of launch experience at Kennedy is being applied to the design of new launch vehicles and spacecraft.
By Pat Simpkins, Alan Littlefield, and Larry Schultz

Harvesting Project Knowledge

Trained facilitators identify and help transmit important project knowledge.
By Nancy M. Dixon and Katrina Pugh

Technological Progress from User Necessity

Kennedy Space Center’s Applied Physics Lab works with users to develop the launch services technologies they really need.
By Svetlana Shkolyar

X-Teams for Innovation

High-performance teams are good at finding outside knowledge, resources, and support.
By Deborah Ancona and Henrik Bresman

ASK Magazine, Issue 30, Spring 2008

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