Accession Number : ADA333318


Title :   Life Cycle Cost Assessments for Military Transatmospheric Vehicles,


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Eisman, Mel ; Gonzales, Daniel


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a333318.pdf


Report Date : 1997


Pagination or Media Count : 46


Abstract : The research objectives of one aspect of the Future Roles of the Air Force in Space projects include: (1) a review of potential military missions that TAVs could perform; (2) a list of enabling technologies to take advantage of; (3) differences between civil/commercial RLVs and military TAVs; and (4) rough order of magnitude (ROM) RDT&E and LCC assessment implementation strategies. The primary focus of this report is to document the preliminary cost assessments and implementation strategies.


Descriptors :   *SPACECRAFT , *LIFE CYCLE COSTS , MILITARY VEHICLES , SPACE FLIGHT , SPACE MISSIONS.


Subject Categories : UNMANNED SPACECRAFT


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE