Management of DOD Space Payload Integration in the Space Shuttle Era.
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DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SCHOOL FORT BELVOIR VA
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This report reviews the current management of DOD launch vehiclespacecraft integration and then shows how the characteristics of the Space Shuttle will require changes to this baseline. The study has been based on a review of NASA and DOD literature, interviews with knowledgeable USAF officials and the authors experience in expendable launch vehicle planning and in Shuttle payload integration development. The results of the investigation provided supporting rationale for establishing a centralized DOD payloadSpace Shuttle integration management structure. An important question was whether centralized management would motivate more economical utilization of the Shuttle. In comparison to management decentralized to satellite System Program Offices of Industrial Fund Techniques, it was concluded that centralization would be more effective and efficient. Author
- Administration and Management
- Unmanned Spacecraft