Short Title: Dust Last Published:  07/30/21 01:05:31 PM (Central)
Element: Exploration Medical Capability (ExMC)
Evidence:  Report
Risk Master Logic Diagram:  Diagram
Point of Contact:  Kris Lehnhardt
HRP Risk Status: Active [current research ongoing]
Risk Ratings and Dispositions per Design Reference Mission (DRM) Category
DRM CategoriesMission Type and
Duration
OperationsLong-Term Health
LxCRisk Disposition *LxCRisk Disposition *
Low Earth OrbitShort
(<30 days)
Not ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot Applicable
Long
(30 days-1 year)
Not ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot Applicable
Lunar OrbitalShort
(<30 days)
1x2Accepted1x2Accepted
Long
(30 days-1 year)
1x2Accepted1x2Accepted
Lunar Orbital
+ Surface
Short
(<30 days)
1x2Accepted1x2Accepted
Long
(30 days-1 year)
1x3Requires Mitigation1x4Requires Mitigation
MarsPreparatory
(<1 year)
Not ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot Applicable
Mars Planetary
(730-1224 days)
To Be DeterminedTo Be DeterminedTo Be DeterminedTo Be Determined
Note: LxC is the likelihood and consequence rating. The Low Earth Orbit DRM does not involve dust issues within the scope of this risk. The information above was last approved by the Human System Risk Board in 8/2019.
Risk Statement
Given the unique properties of lunar and other celestial bodies' dust, there is a possibility that exposure could lead to serious health effects (e.g., respiratory, cardiopulmonary, ocular or dermal harm) or to crew performance impacts during celestial body missions.
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