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Weapons in Space: The Need to Protect Space Assets

Space assets represent the most critical undefended resource of the United States. Though the government has clearly been aware of this weakness for over a generation, little appears to have been

Global Commons, Cosmic Commons: Implications of Military and Security Uses of Outer Space

In recent years, many more actors have attempted to access and use space for commercial, civilian, and military purposes, leading states to attempt to gain domination in the skies above. Therefore,

Who Will Command the High Ground?: The Case for a Separate Area of Responsibility for Space

Abstract : From its inception in 1985, United States Space Command has been a functional combatant command. This served America well when US military space capabilities were in their relative

America's Air Force, The Future Calls: An Evidentiary and Theoretical Analysis Of The Roles And Missions Of A USAF Astronaut Corps

Abstract : The United States Air Force failed in its early attempts to put Airmen into space during the late 1950s and early 1960s. The reason was simple; the service lacked a clear mission

Convergence or Divergence: The Relationship Between Space Doctrine and Air Force Doctrine

Abstract : This paper suggests that Air Force doctrine, in general, and space doctrine, in particular, are moving in different directions and that this divergence poses a threat to our future

Protecting Commercial Space Systems: A Critical National Security Issue

Abstract : Commercial space capabilities are expanding. As they expand, the capabilities will increase in their military utility. These capabilities include communications, remote sensing,

Space Support: Enabler of the Unit of Employment

The conclusions prove that Units of Employment will be a space-enabled force reliant on continuous overhead constellation of communications, navigation, ISR and imagery, weather, and missile warning satellites that will integrate seamlessly land, air, and space operations to ensure operational and tactical dominance.

How Is U.S. Space Power Jeopardized by an Adversary's Exploitation, Technological Developments, Employment and Engagement of Laser Antisatellite Weapons?

Abstract : This research project discusses how an adversary's exploitation, technological developments, employment and engagement of laser antisatellite (ASAT) weapons may negatively impact the US

Planetary Conjunction: Economics, Politics, and Partnering In Space

Abstract : This study investigates the utility of engaging in strategic space partnerships to gain an understanding of why the United States may, or may not, benefit from such cooperation. It begins



Military Space Doctrine: the Great Frontier.

Abstract : The report presents the consensus of 246 leaders of the Air Force space program to questions posed to them in three areas: United States space operations doctrine, United States space

The Influence of Sea Power upon History

The definite object proposed in this work is an examination of the general history of Europe and America with particular reference to the effect of sea power upon the course of that history

Just over the horizon in space

The article surveys some of the concepts introduced and examined by a New Concepts Symposium convened by the NASA Advisory Council recently. Results are reported from the symposium's eight working

Propulsion options for space-based orbital transfer vehicles

A concept for a lightweight space-based orbital transfer vehicle (OTV) featuring thin, spherical, pressuredesigned aluminum liquid-oxygen and liquid-hydrogen tanks and a truss structure of composite

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Secret sentries in space

Space-based lasers - Ultimate ABM system