Accession Number : ADA137460

Title :   Mobilization and Defense Management Technical Reports Series. Management Implications of Industrial Support Capabilities for Space Shuttle Operations.

Descriptive Note : Independent research program rept.,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Reynolds,J F ; Graham,J L , Jr

PDF Url : ADA137460

Report Date : May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : This study examines implications of Space Shuttle logistics support concepts and policies, which have been planned to rely heavily on contractor or vendor support through a substantial portion of the system's operational life, especially in the areas of spares and maintenance. The analysis focuses on the effects of open production lines and the impact on logistics support if production is completed or terminated, with ensuing shutdown of those lines. Unique characteristics of Space Shuttle support in terms of equipment, organizational roles, and funding and cost are identified; and risks associated with both operational support and funding are addressed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Space shuttles, *Logistics support, *Planning programming budgeting, *Contract administration, Maintenance, Spare parts, Industrial production, Cost analysis, Operational effectiveness, Management planning and control, Repair, Reliability, Maintainability, Life expectancy(Service life), Manpower, Lead time, Requirements

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE