Accession Number : ADA338307

Title :   Low Cost Space Experiments. Study Report

Corporate Author : PHILLIPS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

PDF Url : ADA338307

Report Date : 06 DEC 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 221

Abstract : This is part of the ALTAIR study. The guidance initially provided by SDIO was to develop concepts for a series of High Altitude Balloon Experiments (HABE) and a set of Low Cost Space Experiments (LCSE) alternatives that would demonstrate ATP functions and/or collect critical data necessary for developing full scale DEW ATP systems. The critical issues that these experiment concepts must address are in part described in the ALTAIR EPD but are also necessary functions that must be dealt with before progressing to an ATTD. The specific charter of the LCSE study was to: 'Investigate the feasibility of resolving ATP critical issues through low cost orbital and/or sub-orbital space experiments and to develop technical approaches and cost and schedule data for viable tests.'

Descriptors :   *SPACE FLIGHT, *SPACE MISSIONS, SPACE TECHNOLOGY, PAYLOAD, LOW COSTS, TARGET ACQUISITION, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, MILITARY RESEARCH, SPACE SHUTTLES, HIGH ALTITUDE, BALLOONS, SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS, MIDCOURSE GUIDANCE.

Subject Categories : Astronautics
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE