Accession Number : ADA295146

Title :   SPACECAST 2020 Operational Analysis. Volume 4.

Descriptive Note : Monograph rept. (final).

Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL

PDF Url : ADA295146

Report Date : JUN 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 80

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. This is the fourth of four monographs: Executive Summary, the SPACECAST 2020 Process, The World of 2020 and Alternative Futures, and Operational Analysis. SPACECAST 2020 produced a large number of system concepts which were envisioned in varying levels of detail, which provided widely different kinds of operational capabilities, and which depends on different levels of advancement in different areas beyond current technology. This analysis was conducted to determine which of the SPACECAST 2020 systems concepts showed the greatest potential for enhancing space operations, and which of their embedded technologies have the highest leverage in making high- value systems a reality. This operational analysis was conducted to answer two basic questions: (1) Which of the SPACECAST 2020 system concepts offer the greatest promise of increasing 0perational effectiveness? and (2) What technologies offer the greatest leverage in turning high-value system concepts into operational realities?

Descriptors :   *SPACE TECHNOLOGY, AIR FORCE, DOCUMENTS, EMBEDDING, SPACE MISSIONS.

Subject Categories : Astronautics
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE