Commercially hosted government payloads: Lessons from recent programs

@article{Andraschko2011CommerciallyHG,
  title={Commercially hosted government payloads: Lessons from recent programs},
  author={Mark Andraschko and Jeffrey Antol and Stephen Horan and Doreen Neil},
  journal={2011 Aerospace Conference},
  year={2011},
  pages={1-15}
}
In a commercially hosted operational mode, a scientific instrument or operational device is attached to a spacecraft but operates independently from the spacecraft's primary mission. Despite the expected benefits of this arrangement, there are few examples of hosted payload programs actually being executed by government organizations. The lack of hosted payload programs is largely driven by programmatic challenges, both real and perceived, rather than by technical challenges. Partly for these… CONTINUE READING

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