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Organizing for low cost space operations - Status and plansDesign features of the Space Transportation System (vehicle reuse, low cost expendable components, simple payload interfaces, standard support systems) must be matched by economical operational methods to achieve low operating and payload costs. Users will be responsible for their own payloads and will be charged according to the services they require. Efficient use of manpower, simple documentation, simplified test, checkout, and flight planning are firm goals, together with flexibility for quick response to varying user needs. Status of the Shuttle hardware, plans for establishing low cost procedures, and the policy for user charges are discussed.
Document ID
19760063136
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Lee, C. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1976
Subject Category
SPACE TRANSPORTATION
Report/Patent Number
IAF PAPER A-76-19
Meeting Information
International Astronautical Congress(Anaheim, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other