Accession Number : ADA264159


Title :   A Representative Survey of U.S. Space Systems and Methods for Estimating Their Costs


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 1991-Nov 1992


Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Nelson, J R ; Bui, James ; Robinson, Mitchell S ; Titus, Jennifer A ; Welman, Stephen K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264159.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 181


Abstract : The purpose of this project was to expand and enhance IDA's capabilities to estimate the future acquisition costs and schedules of space systems. This study accumulated information on launch systems, manned space systems, and interplanetary systems from NASA. Cost and schedule information was collected on representative programs, estimating methods, and supporting databases. The results of the effort include this document, which summarizes costs and schedules of representative space systems along with cost-estimating methods currently being applied, and also a library of over 500 documents that describe technical, schedule, and cost characteristics of U.S. space activities during the past 40 years. Preliminary findings of this study have been applied to estimate the costs of manned access to space.


Descriptors :   *DATA BASES , *SPACE SYSTEMS , *COST MODELS , *SPACE FLIGHT , *SPACE TRANSPORTATION , *LAUNCH VEHICLES , *MANNED SPACECRAFT , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , ACQUISITION , EARTH ORBITS , INTERPLANETARY SPACE , COST ESTIMATES , MICROWAVES , MEASURING INSTRUMENTS , SPACE SHUTTLES , DATA ACQUISITION , COMMUNICATION SATELLITES , SPACE STATIONS , ROCKET ENGINES , SPACE MISSIONS , UNMANNED SPACECRAFT , ROCKET LAUNCHING


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Astronautics
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Manned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE