Space Shuttle Missions in years 2020 – 2030 Analytics with SAP Lumira

This blog was created as a part of Data Geek Challenge III in the category “House of Blacksmiths – Technology”.

Let’s imagine ! … A.D. 2030. Space Shuttle vehicles can fly to The Moon and Mars 😈 . It’s very profitable to carry cargo in space but total costs of those missions are immense. There are five main competitors in that challenge: USA, Russia, India, China and EU.

This is an analysis of all missions flown by Space Chuttles launched between 2020 and 2030.

Finding the data

The data used in this Data Geek Challenge blog was created for the sole purpose of developing visualizations in this story.

The data includes: the mission destination, shuttle used, launch date, launch year, length of mission, numer of crew members, country, mission distance, cargo taken, total costs of the mission, city, longitude and latitude of space center.

The data source

The data was saved to a MS Excel file. Then the data was uploaded to SAP Lumira.

I must admit, the uploading data in SAP Lumira is very simple.

In the first step the data was uploaded from the Excel file that contains data for mission designation, shuttle used, launch date, launch year, length of mission, numer of crew members, country, mission distance, amount of cargo taken, and total costs of the mission.

Then data was uploaded from another Excel file with country, city longitude and latitude.

This way two data sources have been created.

It was very easy to combine data from these data sources into one. SQL Left outer join was was used here.

Visualizing the data

Let’s have a look at some visualizations created in that story.

1. Distance by shuttle

As it was written before there are two main destinations in Space Shuttle missions: The Moon and Mars. Only three space shuttles are used to fly long distance journeys to Mars, the rest fly to the Moon.

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2. Total distance and space center

Not all space centers are engaged in Mars missions. Space Shuttles starts from The Kennedy Space Center, The Indian Mangalyaan starts from Bangalore Space Center.

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3. The amount of cargo taken by country and shuttle used.

Here we see the amount of cargo taken by space shuttles in different countries. The USA takes most.

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The data from above chart can be seen here:

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4. Costs of given mission are much higher while the mission designation is Mars.

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The data used in this chart

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5. Number of crew members and cargo becomes smaller in proceeding years.

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6. Another chart for the same – we see here that someone wanted to see it in an awsome way 😐 )

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7. Distance and crew members by shuttle

Not always long distance means large numer of crew. Discovery XS takes the most austronauts. While Mangalyaan takes only part of it – it seems they use technology rather than austronauts.

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8. Number of crew members by shuttle used and mission destination

Here we see the largest numer of austronauts took part in the missions to The moon.

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9. Total cost of the mission and numer of crew members

Apparently numer of crew members is not connected with total cost of the mission. See Atlantis XM and Discovery XS.

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10. Total cost of the missions and numer of crew member by space center and shuttle used.

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11. Total costs of missions, cargo taken and numer of crew members by space center.

We see here that figure are biggest in Kennedy Space Center.

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The data for this chart

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12. Funnel chart ranking numer of the crews by space shuttle.

The largest number of crew was taken in Discovey XS.

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13. The total cost of missions by country in geografical chart

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14. The amount of cargo taken by country

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15. The distance covered by space shuttles by country

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The data for geographical charts displayed above looks like this

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At that point our trip to the future ends.

Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoyed watching the charts.

While creating this I found SAP Lumira to be a very friendly environment. Working with Lumira consists of simply uploading the data and creating visualizations. I’m sure that even those who knows little about database theory and mechanics of visualizations’ creation can do beautifull presentations in this environment in a very short time.

Thanks & Regards,


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