Necessary Influence of GSE on Spacecraft Design 660695
For efficient, flexible, and high-quality checkout, the capabilities and limitations of checkout equipment must be considered in the spacecraft design. Ideally, spacecraft and GSE should be designed as a working entity, with ground rules established for their concurrent development. Emphasis must be placed on systems engineering to establish and maintain compatibility.
Some insight into the importance of GSE in meeting space objectives is presented together with an analysis of the degree to which spacecraft design is influenced by GSE.