This book presents current and anticipated quantitative values for a wide range of cirtical figures of merit which characterize technological capabilities in the major discipline areas of space technology. The projections are based on historical data and the considered opinions of knowledgable experts in government and industry who are active contributors in their respective fields.
1. Space Transportation Systems Summary 2. Spacecraft Systems Summary 3. Information Systems Summary 4. Chemical Propulsion 5. Electric Propulsion 6. Aerothermodynamics 7. Power 8. Materials and Structures 9. Automation, Guidance, and Control 10. Sensors 11. Communications 12. Data Processing 13. Human Factors 14. Space Station Technology Readiness