Accession Number:

ADA476642

Title:

Guidelines and Metrics for Assessing Space System Cost Estimates

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

2008-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

267.0

Abstract:

This handbook is designed to help analysts assess cost estimates of space systems. It assumes that the reader understands common cost analysis methodologies but has limited experience with space systems. Its objective is to give the analyst tasked with reviewing an estimate information to help accomplish the following tasks Plan the review. Identify the key programmatic, technical, and cost data needed, along with suggested sources. Highlight common issues to investigate. Provide typical cost ranges for components of relevant historical space programs. This handbook also supplements the AFCAA s spacecraft training course by focusing on cost analysis implications of the systems and processes covered in the course.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE