Accession Number:

ADA137460

Title:

Mobilization and Defense Management Technical Reports Series. Management Implications of Industrial Support Capabilities for Space Shuttle Operations.

Descriptive Note:

Independent research program rept.,

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

This study examines implications of Space Shuttle logistics support concepts and policies, which have been planned to rely heavily on contractor or vendor support through a substantial portion of the systems operational life, especially in the areas of spares and maintenance. The analysis focuses on the effects of open production lines and the impact on logistics support if production is completed or terminated, with ensuing shutdown of those lines. Unique characteristics of Space Shuttle support in terms of equipment, organizational roles, and funding and cost are identified and risks associated with both operational support and funding are addressed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE