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Earth Orbiting Spacecraft Test Case-Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM)

This test case is based on the Space Systems Template (Earth Orbiting) 881C structure, weight distributions, and manufacturing complexities. All hardware objects are scaled to the weight of Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM). No changes are made to the software objects of the template. No attempt has been made to simulate the AIM design heritage or quantities of spares, prototypes, and production units. Therefore, this example should be viewed as an illustration of how the space system template can be used to produce a rough cost estimate of a known space program.