Accession Number : ADA310103

Title :   The Course of the Former Soviet Union's Astronavigational Development (I),

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

PDF Url : ADA310103

Report Date : 02 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : In recent years, the western press has revealed a great deal behind the scenes of the development of astronavigational technology in the former Soviet Union. Recently, they have also begun to carry out a new evaluation with regard to the course of astronavigational development in the former Soviet Union. In the past, organizational structures associated with astronavigational activities in the former Soviet Union have been relatively secret all along. People knew very little with respect to the command systems associated with the former Soviet Union's space projects. Normally, one relied on guesses and analysis. There was a lack of a foundation of reliable facts. However, recently published former Soviet and Russian official references have filled in the gaps in this area. Beginning with this number, this magazine will publish by decade, one after the other, the state of relevent areas associated with the astronavigational development of the former Soviet Union in order to provide readers a reference.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY SATELLITES, *SPACE NAVIGATION, *CELESTIAL NAVIGATION, AIR DEFENSE, GUIDED MISSILES, USSR, POLICIES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), MILITARY RESEARCH, TRANSLATIONS, INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, SPACE FLIGHT, DEFENSE INDUSTRY, MILITARY BUDGETS, NATIONAL DEFENSE, CHINA, RECONNAISSANCE SATELLITES, CHINESE LANGUAGE, SPACE DEFENSE, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES.

Subject Categories : Space Navigation and Guidance
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE