Accession Number:

ADA167859

Title:

STS (Space Transportation System) Experiment Support Structure Needs Assessment.

Descriptive Note:

Student rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

The DOD space-based research and development program has a growing dependence on the Space Transportation System STS. A shortfall in STS experiment support structures impedes the flight of the DOD payloads. This study looks at the existing support system from a management perspective in order to develop a procurement strategy for additional experiment support structures. The study concludes that a major problem is the existing nasa manifesting system. It recommends procurement of a flexible support structure and increased inventories of nasa sponsored carriers. The increased support includes funding for additional hardware and manpower for nasa. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE