Accession Number:

AD0668076

Title:

FUTURE NEEDS AND TRADEOFFS FOR LONG LIFE SPACECRAFT,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF EL SEGUNDO TECHNICAL OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

Three basic areas related to long-life military spacecraft are examined. First, the background for such spacecraft is described, and representative satellite designs are utilized to demonstrate the economic savings achievable. Second, as an example of the application of reliability specifications to an actual program, the history and development of these specifications in the Initial Defense Communications Satellite Program IDCSP are presented. Reliability and quality assurance aspects of proposed programs are then examined from the standpoint of ensuring that specifications will be met. Specific techniques are not considered for achieving long spacecraft life in the various mission areas. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE