Accession Number : ADA180831

Title :   Military Space Station Implications.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Bourne,Garrett D. ; Skirvin,Glen D. ; Wilson,Gerald R.

Report Date : 23 MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 186

Abstract : Justifying the relevancy of a Manned Military Space Station (MMSS) and subsequently proposing its deployment to capitalize upon the United States' national security interests is the essence and purpose of this group study project. The MMSS is intended to perform a two-fold purpose: (1) facilitate military peacetime operations while simultaneously supporting and promoting civilian space initiatives; and, (2) act as a force multiplier for space and terrestrial force operations in the event of conventional, theater nuclear, and/or strategic nuclear war. Data to support the future value of the MMSS was obtained from individual and group research using unclassified sources such as professional journals, books, US Air Force Staff College reference material, and information from the US Air Force space coordinating staff in Washington, DC. The importance of space to our future and especially of a MMSS by America's national leaders and its people has yet to be fully appreciated and/or realized. The significance of space and its nexus to the United States' national security has been growing dramatically in importance since the launching of the Sputnik in 1957 by Russian. Space, as the forth dimension, cannot and should not be understated in importance as it relates to commercialism, deterrence to war, and to the stability of world order.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY SATELLITES, *SPACE STATIONS, AIR FORCE, DETERRENCE, GLOBAL, MANNED SPACECRAFT, MILITARY OPERATIONS, NATIONAL SECURITY, NUCLEAR WARFARE, PEACETIME, SPACE STATIONS, STABILITY, STRATEGIC WARFARE, UNITED STATES, WARFARE

Subject Categories : Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE