Accession Number : ADA256809


Title :   Military Space Operations: Satellite Control System Improved, but Serious Problems Remain


Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a256809.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 48


Abstract : The Department of Defense's (DOD) satellites perform a wide variety of missions to support national security interests and pursue advances in research and development. The missions include communications, navigation, strategic defense, tactical warning and attack assessment, and other classified missions. The Air Force's Satellite Control Network controls satellite launches, maintains satellites, and keeps them in orbit. Since 1980, Air Force Systems Command has been upgrading its satellite command and control system, called the Command and Control Segment (CCS). The Chairman, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces and Nuclear Deterrence, Senate Committee on Armed Services, concerned about the program's shifting requirements, continuing schedule delays, technical problems, and increasing costs, asked GAO to review the Air Force's actions to complete the command and control system upgrade and turn it over to Air Force Space Command in 1993.


Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , *MILITARY SATELLITES , PROBLEM SOLVING , AIR FORCE OPERATIONS , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT


Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE