Including spaceflight in the transportation matrix: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts

The role of spaceflight is evolving. Innovative systems insert an increasing number of assets into orbital slots for the private and public sectors. Private space transportation systems currently transport cargo to the international space station. Private operators will soon be transporting people as well. Despite these strides forward, space transportation is only now gaining traction as the sixth mode. The paper provides policy support for this position, frames the inquiry as to spaceflight's relationship to other modes of transportation, performs a plurality analysis and discusses the feasibility of applying some basic logistics research to help manage these intermodal relationships.

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  • Accession Number: 01662617
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2018 10:19AM