Accession Number:

ADA254602

Title:

Apogee, Perigee, and Recovery: Chronology of Army Exploitation of Space

Descriptive Note:

Rand note

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

179.0

Abstract:

The first purpose of this Note is to describe the evolution of the Armys exploitation of space in response to an emerging post-World War II Soviet threat while complying with national policy and organizational directives. The second purpose is to inform the Army, military service school students, that part of the DoD that works daily on space matters, and the space research community of the full spectrum of the Armys past and current exploitation of space. This purpose is accomplished by providing a chronology of policy decisions and events, from 1907 through mid-1989, which have shaped the Armys exploitation in the technological areas of ballistic missiles, satellites, early warning radars, ground stations, anti-satellite ASAT defenses, anti-ballistic missile ABM defenses, theater missile defense TMD, and tactical missiles. The final purpose is to assist DoD and Army leaders in making better informed analysis and decisions about how the Army ought to exploit space in the future.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Guided Missiles
  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Astronautics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE