Reducing Space Mission Cost

Reducing Space Mission Cost

by James Richard Wertz
     
 

ISBN-10: 1881883051

ISBN-13: 9781881883050

Pub. Date: 05/01/1996

Publisher: Springer London, Limited

Reducing Space Mission Cost is the first complete treatment of the technology, process, and problems in the most critical area of modern spaceflight. The demand to reduce cost is unrelenting. This pioneering book addresses all aspects of this problem, including: technology and processes for reducing cost; cost reduction in mission engineering, spacecraft design,…  See more details below

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Reducing Space Mission Cost is the first complete treatment of the technology, process, and problems in the most critical area of modern spaceflight. The demand to reduce cost is unrelenting. This pioneering book addresses all aspects of this problem, including: technology and processes for reducing cost; cost reduction in mission engineering, spacecraft design, manufacture, launch, and operations; implementation methods and problems; the price of reducing cost; 10 detailed case studies of what works in practice in Science missions, Interplanetary probes, Communications spacecraft, and Test and Applications missions. This book is a follow-on to the now standard text and reference, Space Mission Analysis and Design, also edited by Drs. Wertz and Larson. It is required reading for professionals, students, and managers in astronautics or space sicences and managers or scientists involved in space experiments. This book shows that reducing space mission cost, without reducing reliability, is as possible as it is important for the future of space exploration.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781881883050
Publisher:
Springer London, Limited
Publication date:
05/01/1996
Series:
Space Technology Library
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
617

Table of Contents

List of Authors
Preface
1Introduction2
2Process Changes to Reduce Cost17
3Technology for Reduced Cost Missions55
4Reducing Launch Cost115
5Reducing Spacecraft Cost161
6Reducing Mission Operations Cost193
7Design-to-Cost for Space Missions229
8Cost Modeling253
9Reliability Considerations285
10Implementation Strategies and Problems303
11Science Missions351
12Interplanetary Probes425
13Communications, Test, and Applications Missions473
Appendix580
Index587
Cost Summary for Reducing Space Mission Cost Case Study Missions
Ratios of Actual Cost to Projected Cost for Reducing Space Mission Cost Case Study Missions

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