Continuing Issues (FY 1979) Regarding DoD Use of the Space Transportation System.
Final rept. Oct 78-Sep 79,
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIV
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The purpose of this study was to assist the DoD by identifying, and suggesting possible means of resolution of, issues in the following areas of interest regarding military use of the Shuttle a. Space test Program STP experiments in the sortie mode review and examine supporting hardware characteristics and scheduling constraints. b. Survivability of the Shuttle and other spacecraft review vulnerability assessments to suggest possible survivability enhancement solutions. c. Mission 4 Performance examine Shuttle modifications proposed to achieve the desired performance of DoDs mission 4. d. Launch Facilities Procedures review and compare plans for launch facilities and procedures for handling the Shuttle and payloads at Vandenberg Air Force Base VAFB and the NASA Kennedy Space Center KSC. e. Payload Integration review and critique plans for conducting analytical integration of payloads with the Shuttle. f. Environmental Satellites compare military and civil plans for meteorological and oceanographic satellites to identify opportunities and difficulties in combining future programs.
- Unmanned Spacecraft