16 September 1993 Cost analysis methodology for high-performance small satellites: small satellite cost study
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The advent of modern small satellites has ushered in a new era of space applications, utilizing relatively high-performance spacecraft for a variety of mission payload applications. Existing cost and risk analysis techniques developed over the last 30 years to support NASA and military space programs, however, are of limited utility for cost-effectiveness analyses of small-satellite programs. Understanding these limitations for high-performance small-satellite programs led NASA and DOD to seek better cost-analysis tools. This paper summarizes the Aerospace Corporation Small-Satellite Cost Model (SSCM) development process and presents an example of the cost analysis of a high-performance small satellite for remote-sensing applications.
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Robert L. Abramson, David A. Bearden, "Cost analysis methodology for high-performance small satellites: small satellite cost study", Proc. SPIE 1940, Small Satellite Technology and Applications III, (16 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.156657; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.156657
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Satellites

Space operations

Data modeling

Remote sensing

Aerospace engineering

Data storage

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