Accession Number : ADA194908

Title :   Reduced Flexibility in Processing Titan IV Space Launch Vehicles at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Woolley, Michael G

PDF Url : ADA194908

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : In the recent past DOD has made decisions which reduced the flexibility in processing Titan expendable launch vehicles. This study explores the history of those decisions and their effects. It identifies the throughput capacities of Titan IV Processing facilities. It evaluates the Cape's ability to meet the Titan IV Mission Model. The study concludes that the mission model can not be achieved by 'doing business as usual.' Changes must be made to the work schedules (double shifts, extended work weeks, etc.) and more technicians are required. The study recommends several facility modifications which can reestablish the flexibility in processing Titan IV vehicles for launch. It also suggests further studies which may be useful in this area.

Descriptors :   *LAUNCH VEHICLES, *GROUND SUPPORT, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, FACILITIES, MISSIONS, MODELS, MODIFICATION, PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, SPACE FLIGHT, STATIONS, FLORIDA, EXPENDABLE, DECISION MAKING, THROUGHPUT, SCHEDULING

Subject Categories : Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE