STAR: Shining Light on Space Supply Chain Risk

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As the number of space systems increases, so does competition for the raw materials and components needed to produce them. Supply chain information is important to sustain the production of nationally important space-based missions and services. The United States and partner space organizations must maintain dynamically updated information that is current, accurate, and trusted to manage supply chain risks. Recognizing these needs, a topology called STAR, Space supply chain Topology for Assessing Risk, can shine a light on dynamically evolving risks.


Authors: Ronald Birk, Lori Gordon, and Eleanor Mitch