Small Satellite Cost Model

The Small Satellite Cost Model  (SSCM), is a parametric cost model that runs on any Microsoft Excel-supported platform. The latest version, SSCM14, estimates the development and production costs of a small satellite bus for Earth-orbiting or near-planetary spacecraft. The model is based on an underlying database of actual, as-flown technical and cost data provided by spacecraft bus manufacturers.

SSCM14, released in January 2015, has numerous features, including the inclusion of cost-risk and funding profile analysis. The model is available free-of-charge to eligible requestors (see How to Obtain).