Accession Number:

ADA165038

Title:

Space Handbook,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL

Report Date:

1985-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

371.0

Abstract:

The responsibilities of the Air Force in space include a large and growing number of functions that contribute to the defense of the United States. Space operations are important elements of a credible deterrent to armed conflict. In the near-term, should deterrence fail, space operations will help resolve a conflict on acceptable terms to the United States by providing various kinds of information and support to military forces. The Air Force regards military operations in space among its prime responsibilities and conducts these operations according to the letter and spirit of existing treaties and international law. In carrying out aerospace missions for defense of the United States, it uses space systems to perform unique, economical, and effective functions to enhance the nations land, sea,

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Space Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE