Crew Structure
mattm's picture
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Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 00:29

A draft assessment of the crew structure for Endeavour has been released here.

This is of interest to this group as it provides guidance on the habitable space that needs to be provided within the vessel's design. It also provides guidance on the size of crew teams to support different vessel systems. These may be smaller than expected for anyone used to crew sizes for naval vessels, but the extensive automation and AI built into command and control systems is expected to reduce the 'hands-on' intervention required from crew for normal operation.

The assessment is a draft and is circulated for comment and input.



Astarlia's picture

is the science team entirely officers bc of the warrent officer thing?

mattm's picture

Yes... the science team will likely be made up of mostly warrant officers, but also some commissioned officers. This reflects the sort of qualifications and training needed for these roles.