Physical Description: 42 folders.
Scope and Content Note
This series is arranged into two subseries consisting of regular mission reports prepared for the Lunar Prospector teams and
NASA headquarters on weekly, monthly, and quarterly bases. The records provide an overview of the mission's management, from
tracking costs, schedules, and performance metrics to overseeing the development and testing of the spacecraft.
1. Monthly Project Management Reports
The first subseries of thirty-one files contains monthly reports. Dated from May 1995 through January 1998, these are prepared
by the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space Company's Space Systems Division according to requirements in contract NAS2-14256.
Compiled by Lunar Prospector Project Manager Thomas A. Dougherty and Principal Investigator Alan B. Binder, the reports summarize
project activities and program status. Included are cost, schedule, and technical information: budget tracking tables, performance
management metrics, master and subsystem schedules, and status reports.
2. Quarterly Reviews and Monthly Status, Financial, and Weekly Activity Reports
The second subseries of eleven files consists of monthly status reports prepared for NASA headquarters that are dated from
1995 to 1997, quarterly reviews dated from January 1997 through December 1998, and weekly activity reports dated from October
27, 1995 through October 24, 1997. The headquarters monthly status reports and quarterly reviews were prepared by Ames Mission
Manager G. Scott Hubbard, Deputy Mission Manager Sylvia Cox, and Operations Manager Marcie Smith, with regular contributions
from Principal Investigator Alan Binder and Dynamics Officer Daniel Swanson. These short documents are formatted as presentations
with headings and bulleted remarks. Contents include programmatic assessments and reporting on operations, public relations,
education, issues and concerns, schedules, financial status, anomalies, science instruments, and the extended mission. Weekly
activity reports, compiled by Program Manager Thomas A. Dougherty, detail ongoing project activities and run from one to six
pages long. Regular submissions from various team leads such as Irving Bernard, Kimberly Foster, Robert Garner, William Jacobsen,
and Woody Woodcock provide insight into spacecraft design, testing, troubleshooting, launch vehicle integration, system engineering,
electrical power, avionics, ground system, software, scheduling, and program office activities.