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Strategic Defense Initiative Demonstration/Validation Program Environmental Assessment. Space-Based Surveillance and Tracking System (SSTS),
STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE ORGANIZATION WASHINGTON DC SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
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The Strategic Defense Initiative Organization SDIO and its proponents the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force plan to conduct DemonstrationValidation tests of the SSTS technology. These tests will demonstrate the ability of the technology to perform required tasks, and will validate a future decision on whether to proceed with Full-Scale Development. DemonstrationValidation tests would be conducted at the Arnold Engineering Development Center, Nevada Test Site, Vandenburg Air Force BaseWestern Test Range, Cape Canaveral Air Force StationEastern Test Range, Kennedy Space Center, Nationally Test Facility, and at contractor facilities. Tests would include analyses, simulations, componentassembly tests, and flight tests. This document addresses the potential environmental consequences of the DemonstrationValidation testing of the SSTS technology.
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