National Security Uses of Space: Status, Prospects, and Issues
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Subject Categories: MILITARY INTELLIGENCE
Corporate Author: LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM
Title: National Security Uses of Space: Status, Prospects, and Issues
Personal Authors: Browne, John C.; Garrity, Patrick J.; Canavan, Gregory H.
Report Date: JAN 1992
Pages: 21 PAGES
Report Number: LA-11810-MS
Contract Number: W-7405-ENG-36
Monitor Acronym: DOE, XF
Monitor Series: UC-700, XD
Descriptors: *NATIONAL SECURITY, *STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE, *SPACE WARFARE,
MILITARY OPERATIONS, SPACE SURVEILLANCE, SPACE LAUNCHED, SPACE COMMUNICATIONS,
EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS, SPACE BASED.
Identifiers: BMDO COLLECTION, U3470
Abstract: National security uses of space have grown rapidly in the last two
decades because only space platforms can perform certain vital missions.
Currently, space based systems are used for information, communication, and
early warning. The pressure for more, and more capable, space systems should
grow as fast over the next two decades as it has in the last two in support of
strategic deterrence, conventional military operations, and strategic defenses.
Limitation Code: APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Source Code: 211350
Citation Creation Date: 10 JUN 1998