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IT100 – Strategic Project Management
It is the purpose of this X-Prize Vehicle analysis and recommendation paper to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of three choices of rocket launch vehicles scaled for Scaled Composites. This paper is in response to the Ansari X-Prize competition which promotes private alternative choices to outer- space travel (Ansari 2009). The three options include the following:
Incorporating the X-Prize vehicles into the existing program of launch vehicle assembly;
Establishing a portfolio of X-Prize vehicles.
This paper is intended to provide a recommendation to the Vice President of Engineering of Space Systems Technologies (SST). The recommendation has to suit the limited scope provided for a project. Continue reading...