Accession Number : ADA309775

Title :   Assessing the Future Role and Conduct of the Army Space Exploitation Demonstration Program (ASEDP).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Hiland, John R. ; Huth, Gaylord K. ; Pond, Susan J.

PDF Url : ADA309775

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : The Army Space Exploitation Demonstration Program (ASEDP) has been conducted for the past seven years as an important part of the Army's overall efforts to effectively utilize and integrate space assets and capabilities into its operations and other activities. This annotated briefing presents the results of an effort to review the current process used to select candidate space demonstrations, as well as the emerging interfaces with other new internal Army program initiatives that will shape the future context for this program. Improvements to the current selection process are suggested, and alternative future program directions are assessed. The document also presents some viewpoints, gleaned from a series of interviews with 16 key Army people, on the ASEDP and Army space efforts in general.

Descriptors :   *SPACE TECHNOLOGY, *ARMY RESEARCH, *MILITARY APPLICATIONS, DEMONSTRATIONS, INTERFACES, ORIENTATION(DIRECTION), SELECTION, INTERVIEWING.

Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Astronautics
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE