Accession Number : ADA165038


Title :   Space Handbook,


Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL


Personal Author(s) : Cochran, Curtis D ; Gorman, Dennis M ; Dumoulin, Joseph D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a165038.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1985


Pagination or Media Count : 371


Abstract : The responsibilities of the Air Force in space include a large and growing number of functions that contribute to the defense of the United States. Space operations are important elements of a credible deterrent to armed conflict. In the near-term, should deterrence fail, space operations will help resolve a conflict on acceptable terms to the United States by providing various kinds of information and support to military forces. The Air Force regards military operations in space among its prime responsibilities and conducts these operations according to the letter and spirit of existing treaties and international law. In carrying out aerospace missions for defense of the United States, it uses space systems to perform unique, economical, and effective functions to enhance the nation's land, sea,


Descriptors :   *SPACE WARFARE , *SPACE MISSIONS , *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS , *DETERRENCE , WEAPONS , MILITARY OPERATIONS , AIR FORCE , UNITED STATES , NATIONAL SECURITY , SPACE SYSTEMS , AEROSPACE ENVIRONMENTS , CONFLICT , TREATIES , INTERNATIONAL LAW


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Space Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE