ERIC Number: ED127155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Practical Applications of Space Systems, Supporting Paper 11: Costs and Benefits.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Engineering.
This report summarizes the findings of one of fourteen panels that studied progress in space science applications and defined user needs potentially capable of being met by space-system applications. The study was requested by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and was conducted by the Space Applications Board. The panels comprised user specialists drawn from federal, state, and local governments and from business and industry. The Costs and Benefits Panel provides in this report a financial analysis of the future development of space-system applications. Four major problem areas are cited as improvable through the application of space-derived information: food supply and distribution; energy sources; mineral reserves; and communication and navigation. (MH)
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, Communications Satellites, Cost Effectiveness, Financial Policy, Investment, Research, Science Education, Space Sciences, Technology
Space Applications Board, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Engineering.
Note: For related documents, see SE021003-010 and SE021012-017; Contains small print in Tables and Figures