Accession Number : ADA338613

Title :   Commercial Spacecraft Mission Model Update

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF COMMERCIAL SPACE TRANSPORTATION

Personal Author(s) : Fuller, Paul N.

PDF Url : ADA338613

Report Date : 25 JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : This report presents the 1996 update of the worldwide commercial Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) satellite mission model for the period 1996 through 2010. It is based on market forecasts obtained in early 1996 from major spacecraft manufacturers, satellite operators and launch service providers. There are two key points regarding the mission model forecast. First, the mission model is limited to "addressable" payloads, those which are open to internationally competitive launch service procurement. Captive payloads to national flag carriers are excluded from the mission model. Secondly, the number of launches per year resulting from this spacecraft mission model will be a subset of this data due to the potential for multiple manifesting on one or more launch vehicles. The Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) market forecasts have been developed by the DoT/OCST separately from this report.

Descriptors :   *FORECASTING, *SPACE TRANSPORTATION, *LAUNCH VEHICLES, PAYLOAD, EARTH ORBITS, MODELS, MISSIONS, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, UNMANNED SPACECRAFT.

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft
      Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE