Accession Number : ADA333318

Title :   Life Cycle Cost Assessments for Military Transatmospheric Vehicles,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Eisman, Mel ; Gonzales, Daniel

PDF Url : ADA333318

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The research objectives of one aspect of the Future Roles of the Air Force in Space projects include: (1) a review of potential military missions that TAVs could perform; (2) a list of enabling technologies to take advantage of; (3) differences between civil/commercial RLVs and military TAVs; and (4) rough order of magnitude (ROM) RDT&E and LCC assessment implementation strategies. The primary focus of this report is to document the preliminary cost assessments and implementation strategies.

Descriptors :   *SPACECRAFT, *LIFE CYCLE COSTS, MILITARY VEHICLES, SPACE FLIGHT, SPACE MISSIONS.

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE