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DOD Participation in the Shuttle Program a Management Analysis.
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DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SCHOOL FORT BELVOIR VA
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This study assesses the potential impact of DOD participation in the Space Shuttle Program upon future military space operations. Five key issues affecting DOD future Shuttle operations are 1 Inadequate management interface between DODNASA 2 DODUSAF political considerations in the Shuttle support 3 Inadequate USAF funding during early states of the program 4 Inadequate integrated logistics support and 5 Mission applications and payload integration problems. Each of these areas is discussed in detail in the report. The author concludes that lack of DOD commitment to the Shuttle Program, in which DOD is a major user, may cause DOD to be severely limited in its potential application of the system in the next decade.
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