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Economic Principles Applied to Space Industry Decisions : Progress in Astronautics & Aeronautics S. - Joel S. Greenberg

Economic Principles Applied to Space Industry Decisions

Progress in Astronautics & Aeronautics S.

Hardcover Published: 10th September 2003
ISBN: 9781563476075
Number Of Pages: 471

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This is not an economics book. It is a book about the application of economic principles and concepts in decision making related to space activities. The book is primarily tutorial and elaborates upon concepts and methodology and their applications. Emphasis is placed upon applications with typical results of performed analyses presented to demonstrate concepts and methods. The use of mathematical and simulation models serves as the underpinning for much of the presented materials. A number of models are described with numerous applications presented. The specific models considered have been selected to demonstrate the role that a structured thought process can play in the decision process. Since most decisions relating to technology development, product design, capital expenditures, and investments involve uncertainty and risk, a number of the selected models, developed methodologies, and presented examples explicitly and quantitatively consider uncertainty and risk. The objective of this book is to put economic analysis into perspective with respect to real-world decision making in the space industry. It will expand the perspective of the reader with respect to the type of tools and analyses that might be brought to bear on complex business and government problems.

Introductionp. 1
Space Industryp. 2
Breadth of Economic Concernsp. 5
Organization of the Bookp. 7
Referencesp. 19
Investment Decisionsp. 21
Metricsp. 24
Financial Analysisp. 38
Business Planp. 52
Comparison of Alternatives (Decision Database)p. 59
Government Influence on Private-Sector Decisionsp. 65
Comparison of Alternatives (Space Transportation Alternatives)p. 78
R&D Program Planningp. 82
Assessment of Economic Impactsp. 92
Technology Transfer: Assessment and Evaluationp. 112
Referencesp. 128
RLV Economicsp. 131
Policy and Economic Analysisp. 131
Lessons Learned (from Space Shuttle Economic Analysis)p. 133
RLV Financial Modelingp. 139
RLV Insurance Considerationsp. 168
Appendix: Algorithm for Dynamic Insurance Pricingp. 176
Referencesp. 180
Space Operationsp. 183
Simulation Modelingp. 183
Selecting a Launch Vehicle (Commercial Missions)p. 205
On-Orbit Service/Repair (Commercial Missions)p. 217
Analysis of User Feesp. 227
Fair Pricing: Impacts on International Competitionp. 239
Risk-Based Approach for Comparing Advanced Transportation Architecturesp. 243
Selecting a Launch Vehicle (Government Missions)p. 271
Launch Campaign Modeling Considerationsp. 273
Cost Risk and Life-Cycle Cost/Availability Analysisp. 277
Resiliency, Operability, and Launch on Demandp. 292
On-Orbit Service/Repair (Government Missions)p. 317
Economic Implications of Orbital Debrisp. 323
Referencesp. 348
Licensing and Regulatory Issuesp. 353
Regulatory Economic Impact Analysisp. 354
Financial Responsibilityp. 361
Orbital Debris and Regulatory Analysisp. 380
Space Launch Indemnificationp. 395
Referencesp. 421
Beyond Space: Energy and Gamingp. 425
Energy Conservation: Government Investment in Technology and Setting of Policiesp. 426
Manufactured Housing: Product Design/Pricing/Investment Decisionsp. 436
Casino Gamingp. 447
Casino Gaming: Decisions Based upon Long-Term Statisticsp. 449
Casino Gaming: Negotiations with High Rollers (Decisions Based upon Short-Term Play Statistics)p. 456
Referencesp. 464
Estimating the Likelihood of Investmentp. 465
Indexp. 469
Series Listingp. 473
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ISBN: 9781563476075
ISBN-10: 156347607X
Series: Progress in Astronautics & Aeronautics S.
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 471
Published: 10th September 2003
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.83

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