Accession Number : AD1018573

Title :   Space 2035: Technology, Transparency, and Trusted Immunity

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Air War College Air University Maxwell AFB United States

Personal Author(s) : Buck,Darren J

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Report Date : 17 Feb 2010

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : Space capabilities are vital to United States national power, commerce, science, and prestige. These capabilities will grow even more vital to the United States and the global economy by 2035. What will the space technology and operating environment look like in 2035? Technology trends in two fundamental areas -- spacecraft and space transportation -- indicate space technologies, capabilities, products, and services will become far more affordable, ubiquitous, globally available, and interconnected. By 2035, the Space Cloud will emerge. Analogous to the network model of cloud computing, the primary nodes of the Space Cloud will be globally accessible, space-based, have access to virtually limitless solar power resources, possess a global high altitude field of regard, and will be both distributed and collaborative. Consequently, these same trends enabling a dramatic increase in global wealth and interconnectivity will also create a more crowded, complex, and potentially hazardous operational environment in which an adversary -- a nation, a group, or even an individual -- could mount a serious attack or significantly disrupt space supported services

Descriptors :   space systems , satellite constellations , space situational awareness , space debris , space transportation , national security , department of defense , low earth orbits , astronautics , space environments , vulnerability , communications networks , technology forecasting

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE