Accession Number : ADA268551


Title :   Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Environment Assessment. U.S. Air Force, Space Division Advanced Launch System (ALS) Concept Selection


Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268551.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 180


Abstract : An Advanced Launch System (ALS) is being considered jointly by the U. S. Air Force and NASA to give the U.S. the ability to insert large payloads into low earth orbit (LEO) and geosynchronous earth orbit (GEO). Following the Department of Defense (DOD) Major Acquisition Process (MSAP), the Air Force Space Division has contracted for the development of ALS concepts. Five concepts have been submitted for review. The narrowing decision was evaluated for potential impacts to geological, air, water, biological, noise, land use, visual, cultural, socioeconomic, and health, safety, and hazardous waste concerns. The decision to narrow the candidate concepts from five to two or three was found not to have significant impacts for the environment


Descriptors :   *LAUNCH VEHICLES , PAYLOAD , LOW ORBIT TRAJECTORIES , AIR QUALITY , HAZARDOUS WASTES , WATER RESOURCES , LAND USE , NOISE POLLUTION


Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE