Accession Number : ADA192679

Title :   Launch Operations to Support Future Space Forces.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Sullivan, John B

PDF Url : ADA192679

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Currently, military space launch operations are managed by Air Force Systems Command. The research and development perspective of Air Force Systems Command limits the flexibility and responsiveness of the US's space launch capability. The paper advocates that space launch operations should be managed by Air Force Space Command. The mission-accomplishment perspective of Air Force Space Command will be needed to achieve an operational space launch capability. Military doctrine identifies the need for an operational space launch capability and operational commands manage other weapon systems such as the ballistic missile.

Descriptors :   *LAUNCHING, *SPACE MISSIONS, *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, AIR FORCE, AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND, GUIDED MISSILES, MILITARY DOCTRINE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, SPACE SYSTEMS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, MILITARY SATELLITES, SPACE WEAPONS, LAUNCH VEHICLES, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS

Subject Categories : Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE