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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a475093.pdf


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
      Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE