Accession Number : ADA607814


Title :   NANOSAT Employment: A Theoretical Conops for Space Object Identification


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Foley, April J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a607814.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 95


Abstract : Space Situational Awareness and Space Object Identification are vital to discovering and assessing space-based threats. The current ground-based mission architecture and operational concept do not provide enough detailed information on space objects to give planners and strategists a true picture of the space order of battle. This thesis looks at the possibility of using space-based assets, based on the CubeSat standard, to perform these missions to a higher level of quality. How this system would be folded into the current space systems operational concept is analyzed, as well as some recommendations for further study.


Descriptors :   *SPACE OBJECTS , ARCHITECTURE , EMPLOYMENT , IDENTIFICATION , SITUATIONAL AWARENESS , THESES


Subject Categories : Astronomy


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE