scatterometer hardware (with subsequent replacement for SeaWinds). Similarly, Ball Aerospace committed to provide a spacecraft bus in only 11 months using existing hardware which had been planned for an Earthwatch satellite (Quick bird) that had been put on hold following the loss of Ball's Earlybird. JPL used GSFC's Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition initiative (Chapter 4) to procure the RS2000 spacecraft bus quickly from Ball.

QuikSCAT was successfully launched in June 1999.

REFERENCES

Isbell, D. 1998. Lewis Spacecraft Failure Board report released. Release 98-109. Washington, D.C.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.


Lewis Spacecraft Mission Failure Investigation Board. 1998. Available online at <http://arioch.gsfc.nasa.gov/300/html/lewis_document.pdf>.


Steitz, D. 1998. NASA terminates Clark Earth Science Mission. Release 98-35. Washington, D.C.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.



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