Sunday 26th August, 2012
3:00pm to 3:30pm
The logistics of shipping a purpose built device from the assembly floor to a port of call than onto the spaceelevator base station at the equator will be examined. The Space Elevator operations will be modeled statistically using Poisson distribution as a single point of service with multiple queues. The logistics will be examined for optimal efficiency with a total of four separate runs per month occurring on the Elevator. Three cargo shipments and one “live cargo” shipment of 100 tonnes each
will be evaluated and assumed to be the standard model for operations. The time
interval of the mission will be approximately one month and one week in duration starting when the equipment is received at the Space Elevator base station. The most important factor is customer satisfaction with a focus on quality of shipment, it will be assumed that a shipment contract exists and implies a single use of the Space Elevator, which consists of a round trip.
Entrepreneur UNM Anderson School of Management
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