STS (Space Transportation System) Experiment Support Structure Needs Assessment.
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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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
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