Primer on Operating & Support (O&S) Costs for Space Systems
AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND PETERSON AFB CO
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Currently, the most common space system is the satellite with its associated ground-based support facilities. However, other systems are currently being developed such as the Strategic Defense Initiative SDI, Space Station, space based radar, anti-satellite weapon, and others. Our difficulty in the cost community is in developing OS cost estimates for all these systems. As a result HQ Space CommandACM is in the process of developing a primer on OS costs for Space Systems. It is intended to provide some guidelines and fundamentals for estimating the OS cost for space systems to address the OS costs associated with space systems and to present methodologies and factors to estimate the OS costs. An OS cost element structure will be developed for space systems. The primer will result in providing cost visibility for space systems for developing budget and life cycle cost estimates and analyses.
- Economics and Cost Analysis