A Development of Logistics Management Models for the Space Transportation System

by Manuel J. Carrillo, Thomas F. Lippiatt, John Abell, Stephen E. Jacobsen

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This report identifies the characteristics of logistics system capability assessment and stockage optimization methods that reflect the unique nature of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Space Transportation System's (STS) launch and recovery cycle. It presents the mathematical foundations of approaches to such methods and demonstrates their feasibility in the context of NASA's and the U.S. Air Force's need to develop a sound, well-formulated logistics support strategy for the STS program.

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