Accession Number : ADA295142

Title :   SPACECAST 2020, Volume 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Kelley, Jay W.

PDF Url : ADA295142

Report Date : JUN 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 486

Abstract : SPACECAST 2020 was a Chief of Staff of the Air Force (CSAF)-directed space study, challenged to identify and conceptually develop high-leverage space technologies and systems that will best support the warfighter in the twenty-first century. The study produced a series of white naners which have been assembled into clusters of concern for future space capabilities. Volume I consists of 11 unclassified white papers: Leveraging the Infosphere: Surveillance and Reconnaissance in 2020; Space Traffic Control: The Culmination of Improved Spave Operations; 21st Century Weather Support Architecture; Space-Based Solar Monitoring and Alert Satellite System; Space Weather Support for Communications; Spacelift: Suborbital, Earth to Orbit, and On Orbit; Unconventional Spacelift; Rapid Space Force Reconstitution (RASEOR); Space Modular Systems; Professional Military Education (PME) in 2020; and Preparing for Planetary Defense: Detection and Interception of Asteroids on Collision Course with Earth. The Volume also contains an Operational Analysis and listings of Project Contributors and Project Participants.

Descriptors :   *SPACE TECHNOLOGY, AIR FORCE, DETECTION, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, WEATHER, EDUCATION, EARTH ORBITS, SPACE SYSTEMS, INTERCEPTION, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, ARCHITECTURE, RECONNAISSANCE, SPACE WARFARE, WARNING SYSTEMS, ASTEROIDS, PLANETS.

Subject Categories : Astronautics
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE