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Statement of Task

This study will review and assess the SMC/AFRL concept for a Reusable Booster System (RBS) for the U.S. Air Force. Among the items the committee will consider in carrying out this review are:

• The criteria and assumptions used in the formulation of current RBS plans;

• The methodologies used in the current cost estimates for RBS;

• The modeling methodology used to frame the business case for an RBS capability including:

— The data used in the analysis,

— The models’ robustness if new data become available, and

— The impact of unclassified government data that was previously unavailable and which will be supplied by the USAF; the technical maturity of key elements critical to RBS implementation and the ability of current technology development plans to meet technical readiness milestones.



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A Statement of Task This study will review and assess the SMC/AFRL concept for a Reusable Booster System (RBS) for the U.S. Air Force. Among the items the committee will consider in carrying out this review are: The criteria and assumptions used in the formulation of current RBS plans; The methodologies used in the current cost estimates for RBS; The modeling methodology used to frame the business case for an RBS capability including: --The data used in the analysis, --The models' robustness if new data become available, and --The impact of unclassified government data that was previously unavailable and which will be supplied by the USAF; the technical maturity of key elements critical to RBS implementation and the ability of current technology development plans to meet technical readiness milestones. 83