Accession Number : AD0615517

Title :   A MODEL FOR PROJECTING COSTS OF SPACE EXPLORATION,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : String,J.

Report Date : APR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : A model was developed for determining the costs of advanced space hardware and for assessing the budgetary implications of integrated space exploration plans. The model has three basic characteristics: (1) it is a longrange planning model; (2) it estimates the resource implications of alternative NASA over-all space plans in such a way as to allow relating of resource requirements to the objective of these plans; and (3) its purpose is to provide, in part, a basis for making decisions on major activities to be pursued by NASA in the future. It is designed to yield projections of the budgetary implications of space activity plans under these rather serious data base limitations and technological and operational uncertainties. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACE FLIGHT, COSTS), MANNED SPACECRAFT, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DECISION MAKING, BUDGETS, PRODUCTION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE