Rockets are complicated system and the interaction of the sub-systems are even more complicated.

But different subsystems tend to be developed parallels without much interaction but does so when integrated.

Systems Engineering is said as the discipline that helps in this case.

At which point in the development cycle of a launch vehicle, does this systems engineering brings in substantial benefit?


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  • $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this as too broad. Systems engineering means different things to different people, and the function isn't always explicitly called out. $\endgroup$ – GdD Nov 21 '18 at 12:49
  • $\begingroup$ I like this question but suggest it to be more specific. Systems engineering should be defined here. $\endgroup$ – Everyday Astronaut Nov 21 '18 at 12:58
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    $\begingroup$ As you can see, the insta-closers don't believe that constructive comments are sufficient, and so would prefer to make more work for everyone else. i.stack.imgur.com/Z5lTA.png Your questions are great and you are very responsive, but some users will reflexively try to close and punish, rather than community build. $\endgroup$ – uhoh Nov 21 '18 at 13:36
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    $\begingroup$ @uhoh Thanks for the constructive comments. I will be updating the question shortly. I am browsing for some support material. $\endgroup$ – karthikeyan Nov 21 '18 at 13:47
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    $\begingroup$ It's not so much that this question is too broad (although it is), it's that it's too easily answered: From the very, very start. Any answer beyond this short and admittedly flippant answer would require books, and that's what makes it too broad. $\endgroup$ – David Hammen Nov 21 '18 at 15:03

As someone who sometimes works professionally in this very field as a systems engineer, other times in more specific roles, the answer is easy: From the very start.


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