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Spacecraft fabrication and test manufacturing operations and development integration laboratory: establishing a spacecraft fabrication culture
Author(s): Theodore T. Saito; David M. Sanders; Irving F. Stowers; Mohan Aswani
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Paper Abstract

MODILs (Manufacturing Operations and Development Integration Laboratory) were established to mitigate risk and cost escalation of producing SDI systems. The Spacecraft Fabrication and Test MODIL has been established to impact spacecraft producibility and create a spacecraft industry quantity production culture. We describe the background of MODILs, objectives and scope, current organization (including cooperating government agencies), and the current thrusts of Materials and Structures. Test and Assembly, Spacecraft Integration Technology, and Precision Technologies. The current plan is to initiate selected productivity demonstration projects with industry to show benefits of the MODIL approach and prepare comprehensive plans for follow-up activities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1691, Small Satellite Technologies and Applications II, (10 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138037
Show Author Affiliations
Theodore T. Saito, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
David M. Sanders, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Irving F. Stowers, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Mohan Aswani, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1691:
Small Satellite Technologies and Applications II
Brian J. Horais, Editor(s)

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