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This seminar is the only all-inclusive source of information on the methods for understanding, managing and designing cost-driven launch vehicle systems. The instruction provides a practical introduction to economy-driven space transportation. Emphasis is on using cost models and tools to determine optimum economic space mission solutions. The course gives balanced coverage on the economic, technical and political motivation behind current and future space transportation initatives. Insight into how alternative infrastructures have evolved under different conditions is illustrated by comparing Western with former Soviet strategies and methods. Rival concepts for more economical launch vehicle systems are carefully examined for the reality of their claims. Streamlined methodlogies and strategies are discussed. The impacts of safety, reliability and dependability on mission economy are examined. graphical display of results. The applications will be tailored to the interests of the attendees.