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Record 68 of 54226
Evaluating NASA Technology Programs in Terms of Private Sector Impacts
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Author and Affiliation:
Greenberg, J. S.(ECON, Inc., Princeton, NJ, United States)
Abstract: NASA is currently developing spacecraft technology for application to NASA scientific missions, military missions and commercial missions which are part of or form the basis of private sector business ventures. The justification of R&D programs that lead to spacecraft technology improvements encompasses the establishment of the benefits in terms of improved scientific knowledge that may result from new and/or improved NASA science missions, improved cost effectiveness of NASA and DOD missions and new or improved services that may be offered by the private sector (for example communications satellite services). It is with the latter of these areas that attention will be focused upon. In particular, it is of interest to establish the economic value of spacecraft technology improvements to private sector communications satellite business ventures. It is proposed to assess the value of spacecraft technology improvements in terms of the changes in cash flow and present value of cash flows, that may result from the use of new and/or improved spacecraft technology for specific types of private sector communications satellite missions (for example domestic point-to-point communication or direct broadcasting). To accomplish this it is necessary to place the new and/or improved technology within typical business scenarios and estimate the impacts of technical performance upon business and financial performance.
Publication Date: Apr 01, 1984
Document ID:
19850005576
(Acquired Nov 13, 1995)
Accession Number: 85N13885
Subject Category: ASTRONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: NASA. Lewis Research Center Space Power; p. p 45-50
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: ECON, Inc.; Princeton, NJ, United States
Description: 5p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: COMMUNICATION SATELLITES; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; COMMERCE; SPACECRAFT CONFIGURATIONS; SPACECRAFT LAUNCHING
Imprint And Other Notes: In NASA. Lewis Research Center Space Power p 45-50 (SEE N85-13880 05-20)
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