Envisioning the Future
Volume 14, Number 1 (Spring 2013)
Early introduction of mission assurance injects discipline into the development approach. Aerospace is working to ensure that measurable mission assurance products and deliverables are designed and implemented early in the acquisition lifecycle and clearly spelled out in the contract.
Policies and practices are evolving to ensure that new system developments are executable from the onset. The new approach emphasizes close coordination of
requirements definition and acquisition strategy development.
Implementing a decision support framework in front-end systems engineering and development planning improves acquisitions for space programs.
The Aerospace Corporation conducts architecture trade studies to assess options and solutions to meet its customers’ space system program requirements.
Aerospace and a consortium of industry partners work to identify and mitigate risks
in the technology supply chain.
Aerospace works closely with its customers to keep them informed of what is happening in the policy and strategy arena and how those outcomes may affect space system acquisition planning.
A framework geared toward evaluating software architectures for national security space programs on the front end saves costs and minimizes schedule delays.
Simplified Spacecraft Design Tools For Evaluating Architecture Concepts
Graphene Growth, Characterization, and Applications
Publications, Papers, and Patents by the Technical Staff
In Memoriam: Sally K. Ride, The First American Woman In Space
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