Commercial Crew Update. Carol Scott November 3 , 2011. National Space Policy Principle.
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November 3, 2011
“A robust and competitive commercial space sector is vital to continued progress in space. The United States is committed to encouraging and facilitating the growth of a U.S. commercial space sector that supports U.S. needs, is globally competitive, and advances U.S. leadership in the generation of new markets and innovation-driven entrepreneurship.”
Civil Space Guidelines
“Seek partnerships with the private sector to enable safe, reliable, and cost-effective commercial spaceflight capabilities and services for the transport of crew and cargo to and from the ISS.”
-2010 National Space Policy of United States of America
Extending human presence in space by enabling an expanding and robust U.S. commercial space transportation industry.
First Commercial Program initiated by NASA is the Launch Services Program. Provides NASA insight to the Commercial launch providers for commercial satellite customers.
In 2005, the Commercial Cargo Program Office was established to provide an alternate commercial source to deliver cargo to the ISS.
In 2011, the Commercial Crew Program Office was established to provide a commercial source for transporting NASA crew to the ISS.
Commercial Orbital Transportation System: Development Phase
$500M budgeted in FY06-FY10 as an investment for the demonstration of commercial orbital transportation capabilities
Ensure verification of end-to-end CTS certificationrequirements
Enable timely ISS services and flexibility in progression through life-cycle phases
Maximize cost effectiveness; limit absolute value cost to the government and potential for cost growth
Enable cost share with fixed government investment
Maximize Partner retention of Intellectual Property (IP) rights
Appropriately allocate liability between government and Commercial Partner and indemnify Commercial Partner (consistent with government authority)
Encourage partners to market products to other customers
Minimize the administrative overhead burden
Maximize balance and efficiency in cost / financial reporting requirements
Phase 1: Initial Design Concepts
Maturing Design Elements
15 of 45 Milestones Completed
$118.8M of $315.5M in Milestone Payments
Evolve the Insight and Oversight into the IDC
Establish a baseline design state for each of the IDC contracts
Deal with a changing budget environment
CCDev1 Element Design
CCDev2 Element Design
Design and Early Development
Potential Initial ISS Missions
Early Development Testing & Certification Activities
DTEC Phase 2* and Initial
Transition to Services
* Number of contracts will conform to budget constraints
CCDev2 is progressing well and on schedule.
Requirements are almost ready to be baselined.
Insight/Oversight experiences are helping to mold future relationships.
Program Strategy is approved and being implemented.
IDC dRFP has been released.
Budget is a major challenge.
Collaboration efforts are in full swing between CCP and FAA/AST.
Stakeholder view of the Program is slowly changing for the positive.