Reducing Space Launch Cost Training
Reducing Space Launch Cost Training Course Description
This seminar is the only all-inclusive source of information on the methods for understanding, managing and designing cost-driven launch vehicle systems. The instruction provides a practical introduction to economy-driven space transportation. Emphasis is on using cost models and tools to determine optimum economic space mission solutions. The Reducing Space Launch Cost Training gives balanced coverage on the economic, technical and political motivation behind current and future space transportation initiatives. Insight into how alternative infrastructures have evolved under different conditions is illustrated by comparing Western with former Soviet strategies and methods. Rival concepts for more economical launch vehicle systems are carefully examined for the reality of their claims. Streamlined methodologies and strategies are discussed. The impacts of safety, reliability and dependability on mission economy are examined. graphical display of results.
With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.
The Problems and How We Got Here. What if anything is wrong with the current system? What is the interaction of reliability, availability, and safety on mission economy.
What Has Been Done To Solve the Problem and can the Problem be Solved? Many options such as ALS, NLS, Spacelifter, and NASP have been explored, but none have borne fruit. How can we avoid making costly mistakes in the future? Russian methods will be examined.
Why Are Costs So High? What is it about space transportation operations that make them so expensive? The concept of learning curve, order quantity, economics of scale and special handling will be addressed.
Cost Model Analysis. The uses and abuses of cost models. The TRANSCOST model will be examined for lessons in economic development and fabrication.
Using Tools to Determine the Outcome. Strategies, based on Cost Models, for minimum cost design will continue. Strategies to minimize the life cycle costs will be examined.
Existing Launch Vehicles and Next-Generation Alternatives. The technology and economically of the existing fleet of domestic and foreign launch vehicles will be discussed. The economic basis for the next-generation space transportation vehicles will be examined.
Expendable and Reusable Launch Vehicle Economics. Key economic and technical drivers of expendable and reusable launch vehicles are identified. Strategies for economic implementation are examined.
The Significance of Performance. What is the significance of engine performance, propellant density and number of stages?
The Role of Single Stage to Orbit. What technology is needed for an SSTO? What do cost models say about SSTO concepts. Are they practical, economical and technically?
Launch Site Operational Economics. What economics are available to make launch operations less expensive.
Safety and Reliability Issues. Can launch vehicles be made safer, more reliable and be more economic at the same time?
The Space Transportation Market. How does the cost of space transportation affect overall space mission technology, operations and economics? Evidence of inelastic demand will be provided.
The Effects of the Procurement System. The implications of government procurement in an inelastic market are examined. The rewards and punishment stimulus will be explored.
Private Investment, Privatization, and Low-Cost Space Transportation. The issue of space transportation investment will be covered. How will business be done differently if private space transportation is to succeed?
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