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some thoughts on the management of large, complex international space venturesManagement issues relevant to the development and deployment of large international space ventures are discussed with particular attention given to previous experience. Management approaches utilized in the past are labeled as either simple or complex, and signs of efficient management are examined. Simple approaches include those in which experiments and subsystems are developed for integration into spacecraft, and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project is given as an example of a simple multinational approach. Complex approaches include those for ESA's Spacelab Project and the Space Station Freedom in which functional interfaces cross agency and political boundaries. It is concluded that individual elements of space programs should be managed by individual participating agencies, and overall configuration control is coordinated by level with a program director acting to manage overall objectives and project interfaces.
Lee, T. J. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States) Kutzer, Ants (MBB GmbH Munich, Germany) Schneider, W. C. (Center for Space and Advanced Technology Fairfax, VA, United States)
August 15, 2013
August 1, 1992
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