Accession Number:

ADA156517

Title:

Commercialization of Space: National Policy and Defense Needs

Descriptive Note:

Student rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

This report evaluates potential impacts of commercialization of space on U.S. space policy and space defense needs for the future. Historical trends of U.S. space commercialization and U.S. space policy form a foundation for projecting space commercialization out to the year 2025. The report contains tables and figures of space vehicle launch statistics, satellite launches, satellite lifetimes, capital investment in satellites, revenues from space industry, and other quantitative data. The study concludes that future U.S. space defense must include security needs of U.S. space-based commercial assets. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE