Accession Number : ADP002149

Title :   The Evolution of Air Force Space Mission Command, Control and Communications,

Corporate Author : FORD AEROSPACE AND COMMUNICATIONS CORP COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Personal Author(s) : Blanchard,W. N.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This paper traces the evolution of Air Force space mission command, control, and communications as the Air Force Satellite Control Facility has matured and as the Space Shuttle becomes operational. The internetting of Air Force and NASA support networks is described, as exemplified by the development of the Consolidated Space Operations Center. Recent trends toward an evolutionary methodology for acquiring space command and control systems are also discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Space systems, *Space communications, *Command and control systems, Evolution(General), Air Force operations, Space shuttles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE