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Unit 10 Final Project Instructions Download the following four files from Doc Sharing or from the links provided above. You will need them to complete this project. 1. Project Management Audit Tool.xls 2. Project Audit Background and instructions.doc 3. Gauchito Project Plan Final.doc 4. Greer Templates.zip Consider the Gauchito X-Prize Project Plan: The Ansari X Prize (formerly the X Prize) was a US $10,000,000 prize, offered by the X-Prize Foundation, for the first non-government organization to launch a reusable manned spacecraft into space twice within two weeks. It was modeled after early 20th-Century aviation prizes and aimed to spur the development of low-cost spaceflight. The prize was won on October 4, 2004, 47th anniversary of the Sputnik 1 launch, by the Tier One project using the experimental spaceplane SpaceShipOne. The Ansari Foundation now wants to commercially place a cargo launch vehicle into space on a recurring basis. To do this, Scaled Composites, the company that placed the SpaceShipOne into space, has asked our corporation (Kaplan Technical Corp.) to build a 7/8th scale demonstration rocket to identify any future manufacturing issues and to extrapolate the necessary data for a full-sized rocket. Our organization has been sub-contracted by Burt Rutan’s Scaled Composites with assembling the Gauchito rocket to meet Scaled Composites requirements based on the Gauchito Rocket plans. A project plan was built against the Estes Gauchito Rocket plans provided by Pablo de Leon and Associates, who have contracted with Scaled Composites to build a 7/8ths scale model of the follow-on rocket for competition. Pablo de Leon and Associates (Pablo de Leon y Asociados) is an Argentine-based team formed to design, build, and operate a suborbital space transportation system. The team was created to compete for the Ansari X Prize and was accepted by the X Prize Foundation on February 10, 1997. The team is formed by Argentine specialists in several fields, including propulsion, mechanical design, aerodynamics, thermal systems, cryogenics, computer science, etc. The team now intends to compete in the second Ansari X Prize for reusable cargo rockets to resupply the International Space Station (ISS). Pablo de Leon, Team Leader, is an Argentine aerospace engineer with wide experience in space systems design, project management, and the development of space vehicles and components. More than 42 scientists, engineers, technicians, and volunteers have worked on this program for years in order to one day achieve the first orbital manned flight in Latin America. The team, conscientious of the past, believes it is necessary to learn from those who preceded us and reach a level of technological development comparable with the times. If Argentina wants to be once more an industrialized nation, it feels it must invest heavily in science and technology. That is why Pablo de Leon and Associates are working in this project: Because they believe it is valuable, and because it will help to inspire a new generation of young Argentines and Latin Americans. Pablo de Leon and Associates do not have the facilities to build a 7/8th model of their full-up rocket, and they need specific extrapolated data from test flights. This is why Scaled Composites was chosen for the task. However, Scaled Composites has outsourced the assembly of the scaled rocket to Kaplan Technical Corporation because we specialize in the assembly of spacecraft on a project basis. The VESA “Gauchito” is a conventional style rocket launch vehicle, using four hybrid rocket engines in cluster configuration. The length of the full scaled “Gauchito” is 12 meters without the escape tower, with a diameter of 2.20 meters in the main body, and 6.60 meters including the aerodynamic fins. The weight of the full-scale rocket is 8,000 kilograms, while the empty weight is 2,400 kilograms. The capsule can accommodate one crewmember with a maximum weight of 300 kilograms of cargo. The capsule maintains a controlled atmosphere of oxygen and nitrogen, and the crew will use full pressure suits with 100% oxygen. The propulsion system of the “Gauchito” was designed by Prof. Jorge Lassig. It combines safety, economy, and reusability. The propellant grain, shaped as a cylinder and using several channels with geometrical shapes, is placed in the combustion chamber. The “Gauchito” uses four hybrid rocket engines that burn polyester resin as a propellant and liquid oxygen (LOX) as an oxidizer for 60 seconds. The throttle can be regulated, and the engines are re-startable. The propulsion system has redundant safety devices and can be stopped in case of malfunction. The total thrust is 250,000 newtons (52,910 lb). Each engine uses 380 kilograms of polyester resin and 1,080 kilograms of LOX. This requires a volume of 4 m3 for the four rocket engines. The LOX is fed by high-pressure nitrogen coming from an additional tank located at the top of the rocket body. The total length of the rocket body is almost 8 meters, with a 2-meter diameter. The pressurized nitrogen tank is ˝ meter in diameter and the spherical LOX tank is 2 meters in diameter. The longitude of each motor tube is 3,3 meters with a diameter of .60 meter. Our Engineering Design Team has planned out the assembly project for the Gauchito 7/8th scale rocket. Assignment Details Download the Excel workbook file named “Project Management Audit Tool” from Doc Sharing. Your assignment is to perform an audit of the Gauchito Project Plan (found in Doc Sharing) using the guidelines found in the Project Management Audit Tool (Worksheet). Summarize the results of the audit as a report organized in accordance with the outline found on page 204 (126.96.36.199: Quality Audits) of your PMBOK Guide and the project management auditing tool. Identify whether the project plan requirements were met. BOTH the Audit Tool (Excel Workbook) and Audit Summary (MS Word) documents must be submitted to receive full credit for this final assessment. Review the project grading rubric before beginning this project. Directions for Submitting Your Project• If necessary, zip your files into one. Save your (zipped) project file as Lname-Unit 10• Go to the Dropbox.• Click the link that says “Submit an Assignment.”• In the “Submit to Basket” menu, select Unit 10: Project.• In the optional “Comments” field, type any additional information you wish your instructor to see.• Click the button that says “Add Attachments.”• Follow the steps listed to complete attaching your file.• You will be able to come back to the Dropbox and view your graded work there or in the Gradebook after your instructor evaluates it.