Accession Number:

ADA224614

Title:

Building Blocks in Space

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL AIRPOWER RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

This study examines the role of standardization and modularity in solving operational acquisition, and supportability concerns. The author evaluates the advantages, disadvantages, and difficulties of standardizing military space systems. He examines modular construction as a method of applying standardization to future spacecraft development. Col Martens conclusions suggest new alternatives for space vehicle construction during the next decade. Keywords Spacecraft components standardization, Space maintenance.

Subject Categories:

  • Astronautics
  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE