Accession Number : ADA328212

Title :   United States National Space Policy and Its Implication on the Operational Commander.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Wellman, William C.

PDF Url : ADA328212

Report Date : 13 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The United States National Space Policy strives for a balanced space program to serve national security, foreign, and economic policies. The goals established in the recently released policy statement have remained constant over the past 30 years and clearly link our space program to national security. Important to the operational commander, this statement for the first time acknowledges the use of satellites for the purpose of surveillance and intelligence collection. In addition, it places greater emphasis on commercial space development for both national security and economic purposes; an emphasis that cannot be ignored by the operational commander. The less strict security constraints allows the operational commander to incorporate these national space assets into pre-war plans and operational designs. In addition, relaxed security requirements leads to the proliferation of commercial space systems in the areas of imagery, navigation, communication, and weather.

Descriptors :   *POLICIES, *NATIONAL SECURITY, *SPACE MISSIONS, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, COMMERCE, SPACE SYSTEMS, WEATHER FORECASTING, NAVIGATION, SPACE SCIENCES, SURVEILLANCE, SATELLITE METEOROLOGY.

Subject Categories : Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE