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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE