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Development Plan And Cost Estimate. Addendum To A Study Of An Orbital Maintenance And Material Transfer Shuttle

Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4057 Addendum
Author: Goodall, Ray
Corporate Author: Lockheed Aircraft Corp Burbank Calif
Laboratory: Aetro Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-03
Pages: 13
Contract: AF 33(657)-10290
Project: 8170
Task: 817010
AD Number: AD0438028

Abstract:
This document is an addendum to RTD-TDR-63-4057, A Study of an Orbital Maintenance and Material Transfer Shuttle. The basic report presents a preliminary design of a one-man shuttle vehicle used to transport personnel and material between large space stations and to perform in-space maintenance operations. This addendum presents a Development Plan and a Cost Estimate for producing two shuttles. The development plan shows that the first operational flight could take place 28 months from go-ahead. A total cost of $15,000,000 is estimated. No new test facilities are required for the development of the shuttle.


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