Accession Number : ADA254602


Title :   Apogee, Perigee, and Recovery: Chronology of Army Exploitation of Space


Descriptive Note : Rand note


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Mitchell, Eddie


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a254602.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 179


Abstract : The first purpose of this Note is to describe the evolution of the Army's exploitation of space in response to an emerging post-World War II Soviet threat while complying with national policy and organizational directives. The second purpose is to inform the Army, military service school students, that part of the DoD that works daily on space matters, and the space research community of the full spectrum of the Army's past and current exploitation of space. This purpose is accomplished by providing a chronology of policy decisions and events, from 1907 through mid-1989, which have shaped the Army's exploitation in the technological areas of ballistic missiles, satellites, early warning radars, ground stations, anti-satellite (ASAT) defenses, anti-ballistic missile (ABM) defenses, theater missile defense (TMD), and tactical missiles. The final purpose is to assist DoD and Army leaders in making better informed analysis and decisions about how the Army ought to exploit space in the future.


Descriptors :   *SPACE TECHNOLOGY , *SPACE SYSTEMS , *SPACE MISSIONS , *MILITARY SATELLITES , *SPACE DEFENSE , AIR DEFENSE , ARMY RESEARCH , RADAR TRACKING , SPACE COMMUNICATIONS , STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE , OPTICAL DETECTORS , SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS , SPACE SURVEILLANCE , DECISION MAKING , GUIDED MISSILES


Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Guided Missiles
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Astronautics
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE