Accession Number : ADA337089
Title : Argentine Space Assets.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : Oyarzabal, Xavier P.
Report Date : SEP 1997
Pagination or Media Count : 275
Abstract : This thesis is an attempt to define how some of the commercial space assets already in use or under development could be useful to the Argentine Navy as tools for better accomplishment of their basic missions. Research efforts involved investigating part of what is available on the international market and some space related international laws and policies that may represent limits for military use of civilian assets. Basically divided in two main areas, communications and remote sensing, this thesis covers the basics of GEO and LEO communication satellites and provides an overview of what could be expected from commercial remote sensing systems. Through examples, the feasibility of using civilian space assets in the military is demonstrated. Finally, an objective analysis is made to define the best approach to improve Argentine Navy space capabilities.
Descriptors : *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *EARTH ORBITS , *COMMUNICATION SATELLITES , FOREIGN POLICY , MARKETING , THESES , REMOTE DETECTORS , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT , INTERNATIONAL LAW.
Subject Categories : MILITARY OPERATIONS, STRATEGY AND TACTICS
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE