Accession Number : ADA327423

Title :   Space Systems as Contributors to the NATO Defence Mission (Les Systemes Spatiaux Contribuant a la Strategie de Defense de l'Otan).

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

PDF Url : ADA327423

Report Date : JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 184

Abstract : Space can provide vital support to the NATO Command, Control and Information System. Satellite communications already form a significant component of such systems, but the burgeoning space capabilities now being developed outside NATO and in the commercial sector offer benefits to potential adversaries as well as NATO. While the military user is already aware of the benefits of other, exotic, space systems and of the potential benefit from smaller, cheaper tactical satellites (Tacsats), he needs to take account of the issues raised by these capabilities. The overall objective of this symposium was to demonstrate the utility and feasibility for NATO of a wider range of space applications, and provide a cross fertilisation between military minds and the technical/scientific minds that work in the defence community. The papers presented addressed a wide range of technical capabilities, although a larger contribution from the military side of the defence community would have improved the balance of the proceedings.

Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA, *SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS, *SPACE MISSIONS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, NATO, SPACE TECHNOLOGY, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, SPACE SYSTEMS, MISSIONS, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, FRANCE, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, METEOROLOGY, COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, USER NEEDS, DATA FUSION, RANGE(EXTREMES), MILITARY PLANNING, CIVIL AFFAIRS.

Subject Categories : Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE