Accession Number : ADA394062


Title :   The Space of Aerospace Power: Why and How


Descriptive Note : Thesis


Corporate Author : PITTSBURGH UNIV PA


Personal Author(s) : Billman, Gergory M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a394062.pdf


Report Date : May 2000


Pagination or Media Count : 254


Abstract : This paper attempts to tackle the why? and how? questions facing the United States Air Force (USAF) vis-a-vis realizing full spacepower capabilities, i.e. not only improved force enhancement and space force support, but more importantly, space control and space force application. All this while dealing with daily, real-world issues like expanded world hotspots, aging operational fleets and infrastructure, dwindling manpower, and limited budgets. Calls are already out there today for separating the missions of air and space into two different services, If this were to happen, the USAF would eventually lose its raison d'etre of global strategic attack to the nation's space force. This should not occur. Because of the very nature of its potential to apply similar, yet greater, effects into the battlespace, the space of aerospace belongs in the nation's aerospace force!


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE , *SPACE SYSTEMS , THESES , AEROSPACE SYSTEMS , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , MILITARY MODERNIZATION , SPACE MISSIONS , AIR FORCE PLANNING


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Astronautics
      Space Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE