Accession Number : ADA262201
Title : A Look at the Space Industry
Descriptive Note : Research paper
Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Kulbacki, James W.
PDF Url : ADA262201
Report Date : APR 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 36
Abstract : Space systems have grown to assume a critical role in our national security posture. The changing geopolitical world and associated military balance, coupled with the continued reduction in the Department of Defense (DoD) budget, dictates the need for us to be intimately aware of the space industry and its impact on the industrial base and national security. This paper is designed to provide the foundation from which the reader can become versed in the key elements of the space industry; the principal commercial and governmental players; and the functions, products, and services these players provide. Also, the paper describes recent space industry performance in terms of its size, structure, growth, and workforce. Finally, U.S. space policy and strategy are discussed and their future ramifications are briefly examined.
Descriptors : *SPACECRAFT, *INDUSTRIES, *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *POLICIES, *STRATEGY, *SPACE SYSTEMS, GUIDED MISSILES, STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE, SPACE COMMUNICATIONS, FEDERAL BUDGETS, CHINA, GROUND STATIONS, LAUNCH VEHICLES, PERSONNEL, INDIA, CORPORATIONS, RUSSIA, JAPAN, NATIONAL SECURITY
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Government and Political Science
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE