Satellite Power System Engineering And Economic Analysis
Report Code: NASATMX73344
Release year: 1976
Marshall Spaceflight Center - NASA
Charles R Darwin, Herman P Gierow, James T Murphy, Bill H Sneed
The main thrust of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center's efforts is in the overall systems engineering and integration of Satellite Power Systems including supporting systems such as transportation, space construction base, and large space structures. This summary report presents our findings to date pertaining to the unprecedented number of systems, subsystems, and operational elements with complex interrelations. The many elements of the program were broken down into manageable entities and their most sensitive parameters were defined. With the conservative assumptions concerning cost growth and findings of these efforts, construction of the SPS could be technically and economically possible toward the end of this century.