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Industry-university cooperation/researchThe paper concentrates on the commercial development of space programs through cooperative research with the U.S. universities and industry. The origins of the programs are discussed, beginning with the Communication Satellite Act of 1963. The National Space Policy is outlined, and the creation of NASA's Office of Commercial Programs is emphasized, along with its Centers for the Commercial Development of Space. It is noted that the centers are consortia of university, industry, and government involved in commercial-space-technology database development and research and testing of potentially valuable products and services. The center titles, locations, and brief descriptions for such area of research as remote sensing, life sciences, materials processing, space power, space propulsion, materials and space structures, and automation and robotics centers are listed, along with some results of the programs.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Whitten, Raymond P.
(NASA Commercial Development Div. Washington, DC, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
Subject Category
Social Sciences (General)
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 91-0138
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