Accession Number : ADA183002

Title :   Strategic Defense Initiative Demonstration/Validation Program Environmental Assessment. Space-Based Surveillance and Tracking System (SSTS),

Corporate Author : STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE ORGANIZATION WASHINGTON DC SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Brown,G

PDF Url : ADA183002

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : The Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) and its proponents (the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force) plan to conduct Demonstration/Validation tests of the SSTS technology. These tests will demonstrate the ability of the technology to perform required tasks, and will validate a future decision on whether to proceed with Full-Scale Development. Demonstration/Validation tests would be conducted at the Arnold Engineering Development Center, Nevada Test Site, Vandenburg Air Force Base/Western Test Range, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station/Eastern Test Range, Kennedy Space Center, Nationally Test Facility, and at contractor facilities. Tests would include analyses, simulations, component/assembly tests, and flight tests. This document addresses the potential environmental consequences of the Demonstration/Validation testing of the SSTS technology.

Descriptors :   *TEST AND EVALUATION, AIR FORCE, ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, ASSEMBLY, CONTRACTORS, DEMONSTRATIONS, FACILITIES, FLIGHT TESTING, NEVADA, PARTS, SPACE BASED, STRATEGIC WARFARE, SURVEILLANCE, TEST FACILITIES, TEST METHODS, TRACKING, VALIDATION, ARMY, TENNESSEE, MILITARY FACILITIES, RANGES(FACILITIES), SIMULATION, GUIDED MISSILE TRACKING SYSTEMS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE