• Legal constraints or regulations constraining any of the above options.

  • Funding constraints/limitations associated with Project Constellation.

  • Any other unique conditions identified by the committee.

To the extent that the study schedule permits, in performing this study the committee shall:

  • Consider the systems integration approaches associated with selected previous and ongoing major aerospace initiatives (International Space Station, Hubble Space Telescope, Joint Strike Fighter, 777/7E7 Programs, etc.) and their relative strengths and weaknesses as they relate to Project Constellation.

  • Consider the available capabilities that exist in government and industry to perform the Project Constellation systems integration function.

The scope of this project does not include the assessment of any particular technologies, system requirements, or system architectures; the capabilities of any specific organizations; the goals, feasibility, or budget of Project Constellation; or how NASA should be organized to carry out Project Constellation. Neither will the committee recommend which systems integration approach NASA should use.

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