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Communications satellite business ventures - Measuring the impact of technology programmes and related policiesAn economic evaluation and planning procedure which assesses the effects of various policies on fixed satellite business ventures is described. The procedure is based on a stochastic financial simulation model, the Domsat II, which evaluates spacecraft reliability, market performance, and cost uncertainties. The application of the Domsat II model to the assessment of NASA's ion thrusters for on-orbit propulsion and GaAs solar cell technology is discussed. The effects of insurance rates and the self-insurance option on the financial performance of communication satellite business ventures are investigated. The selection of a transportation system for placing the satellites into GEO is analyzed.
Document ID
19860044961
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Greenberg, J. S. (Princeton Synergetics, Inc. NJ, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1986
Publication Information
Publication: Space Policy
Volume: 2
ISSN: 0265-9646
Subject Category
ECONOMICS AND COST ANALYSIS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other