How To Obtain the SSCM Software

The Small Satellite Cost Model is the result of over 20 years of Aerospace study. Traditional models are based on larger space systems and tend to drastically over-predict the development costs of smaller (under 1000 kg) satellites making this one of the most relevant and credible small spacecraft cost models available.
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SSCM14 is available to organizations in the U.S. and abroad, subject to review by the Aerospace Export Control Office. Secondary distribution of the software, including allowing outside contractors to use the software, is not permitted. No license fee is required.

Please read all of the instructions below.

For U.S. citizens working in the U.S.:
Email your signed request on company letterhead to [email protected]. The letter should include

1. The request for a copy of SSCM14,
2. The intended end use of the software,
3. Name of the recipient,
4. Recipient’s mailing address
5. Email address for electronic distribution of the software.

Upon approval of the request, you will be sent a software license agreement and additional forms, which will need completed prior to distribution. The software will be sent to you upon receipt of the signed license agreement.

For U.S. citizens working abroad or non-U.S. citizens either working in the U.S. or abroad:
SSCM14 can only be provided when a validated export license has been obtained in accordance with U.S. government export regulations. If you would like to request an export license to receive SSCM, please email your signed request on company letterhead to [email protected] with the following information:

1. The request for a copy of SSCM14,
2. The specific purpose for which the material is required, including specific program/product and its intended end use,
3. The country of ultimate destination,
4. Name, street address, and telephone number of foreign end-user,
5. Name, street address, and telephone of foreign consignee, if you are passing the model on to a foreign end-user
6. Email address for electronic distribution of the software.

The export license is solely for the stated end user, not for the institution as a whole. Multiple endusers will require multiple licenses. You will be notified if and when the license has been approved (normal approval time is one to three months). There is no fee for the request.

Please note:
If you are a professor/instructor at a foreign university and are providing access to the model to your students, you will be required to provide all students’ names and copies of their passports with your request. If you will be restricting the use solely to yourself, please make that clear in the request.

Upon receipt of the above information, you will be sent a software license agreement and additional
forms, which will need to be completed and returned before commencing the export license process.
Once an export license is obtained, the software will be sent to you.

SSCM Documentation
The SSCM 2014 User’s Manual is subject to a restricted release policy, and is supplied, along with the model directly to the licensee or user. There is no electronic download available.