Accession Number : ADA475093
Title : The Space Industry
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Borrelli, Carmine ; Buckon, Danielle ; Cogossi, Bruce ; Davidson, Cynthia ; Ditzler-Smith, Cristie ; Doddato, August ; Gabrielson, Charles ; Hubbard, Kenneth ; Jacocks, Kent ; Jircitano, Valerie
Report Date : Jan 2007
Pagination or Media Count : 30
Abstract : U.S. space domination is far from guaranteed as the number of space-faring nations increases. The U.S. space industry remains a critical element in providing capabilities essential to national security and economic prosperity. The ability to access space for communications, monitoring, research, and exploration is vital. To ensure these, U.S. policy should encourage more commercial activity in space, emphasize a more globally cooperative environment, change acquisition methods to emphasize cost control over performance at any cost, and focus government investments on technologies having the greatest impact on the space industry.
Descriptors : *ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , *AEROSPACE INDUSTRY , *ASTRONAUTICS , METHODOLOGY , NATIONAL SECURITY , COMMERCE , SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS , ENVIRONMENTS , ACQUISITION , COSTS
Subject Categories : Astronautics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE