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Accuracy of Launch Vehicle Cost Analysis
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1967 by SAE International in United States
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Event: Space Technology Conference
This paper presents a summary of an initial phase of a long term study to develop techniques for accurately predicting launch vehicle costs, and is an initial part of a larger research project to develop a computer program cost model for long range planning. Emphasis is on the accuracy or confidence associated with cost estimates calculated by industry launch vehicle cost models. Results are shown of a statistical analysis of the mean and standard deviation of sample model estimates for various cost elements of a liquid and solid launch vehicle program. The variations in the cost estimates are discussed.
CitationHeuston, M., Fish, J., and Bradley, E., "Accuracy of Launch Vehicle Cost Analysis," SAE Technical Paper 670393, 1967, https://doi.org/10.4271/670393.
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