Automated Policy-based Scheduling for the ECOSTRESS mission
Presenting Author: Steve Chien
Organization: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Cal Inst Tech / NASA
Co-Author(s): A. Yelamanchili, S. Chien, K. Cawse-Nicholson, J. Padams, D Freeborn
Automated scheduling is being used for operations of the ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS). Coverage planning technology in the CLASP scheduler was used to: evaluate designs of the overall science campaign implementation prior to launch, nominal operations , and has been key in the ability to design new science coverage strategies and even updated scheduling approaches to address hardware challenges on orbit. In particular we describe: rapid assessment of operations strategies to address radiation sensitivity encountered during operations, automated scheduling of Mass Storage Unit ring buffer resets to address hardware issues encountered in flight, scheduler handling of along track orbit uncertainty, and updated mass storage -less operations schemes.