1990-09-01

The Role of Cost Analysis in Manned Spacecraft Development 901863

This paper describes the methods used by NASA for finding the “best” design approach for meeting the objectives of space exploration. Models of the design process and the role that cost analysis plays in the process will be described. The state-of-the-art of cost estimating will be discussed and a cost model designed for the exploration initiative will be presented. The Space Exploration Initiative will be discussed and a cost estimate presented.

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