Building Blocks in Space
AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL AIRPOWER RESEARCH INST
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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.
- Manned Spacecraft