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Space-Based Space Surveillance Logistics Case Study: A Qualitative Product Support Element Analysis

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[Technical Report, Master's Thesis]

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Naval Postgraduate School

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This research provides a qualitative analysis of the logistics impacts, effects, and sustainment challenges presented to the Space Based Space Surveillance Block 10 System. Two large program changes were the focus of this study a change in operations concept from a contractor operated to a USGBlue Suit operated system and a change in system security level. The qualitative analysiscase study was conducted using the 10 core Product Support Elements PSEs as outlined in the Defense Acquisition Universitys Integrated Product Support Element Guidebook. Findings presented that all 10 of the PSEs were affected, with 6 of the 10 core PSEs requiring substantial adjustment. Manpower and Personnel was arguably the PSE most affected by both system changes.

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  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

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[A, Approved For Public Release]