Accession Number : ADA282107


Title :   Emerging National Space Launch Programs. Economics and Safeguards


Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR POLICY WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Chow, Brian G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a282107.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 86


Abstract : Most ballistic missile nonproliferation studies have focused on trends in the numbers and performance of missiles and the resulting security threats. This report concentrates on the economic viability of emerging national space launch programs and the prospects for imposing effective safeguards against the use of space launch technology for military missiles. For the convenience of discussion in this report, a reference to ballistic missiles hereafter means surface-to-surface guided ballistic missiles only. Space launch vehicles (SLVa) are surface-to-space ballistic missiles, and they will be referred to explicitly as 'space launch vehicles' or 'space launchers'. Surface- to-surface unguided ballistic missiles will be referred to as 'rockets.'


Descriptors :   *SPACE FLIGHT , *SPACE LAUNCHED , ECONOMICS , ROCKETS


Subject Categories : Astronautics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE