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Commonality of ground systems in launch operations

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dc.contributor.advisor Jeffrey Hoffman. en_US Quinn, Shawn M en_US
dc.contributor.other System Design and Management Program. en_US 2009-03-16T19:31:01Z 2009-03-16T19:31:01Z 2008 en_US 2008 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, System Design and Management Program, 2008. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 124-125). en_US
dc.description.abstract NASA is examining the utility of requiring a certain degree of commonality in both flight and ground systems in the Constellation Program. While the benefits of commonality seem obvious in terms of minimizing upfront development and long-term operations and maintenance costs, success in real, large-scale engineering systems used to support launch operations is relatively unknown. A broad literature review conducted for this paper did not yield a single paper specifically addressing the application of commonality for ground systems at any launch site in the United States or abroad. This paper provides a broad overview of the ground systems, captures historical and current application of commonality at the launch site, and offers suggestions for additional research to further develop commonality approaches. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Shawn M. Quinn. en_US
dc.format.extent 125 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.title Commonality of ground systems in launch operations en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 297374114 en_US

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