Accession Number:

ADA394062

Title:

The "Space" of Aerospace Power: Why and How

Descriptive Note:

Thesis

Corporate Author:

PITTSBURGH UNIV PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

254.0

Abstract:

This paper attempts to tackle the why and how questions facing the United States Air Force USAF vis-a-vis realizing full spacepower capabilities, i.e. not only improved force enhancement and space force support, but more importantly, space control and space force application. All this while dealing with daily, real-world issues like expanded world hotspots, aging operational fleets and infrastructure, dwindling manpower, and limited budgets. Calls are already out there today for separating the missions of air and space into two different services, If this were to happen, the USAF would eventually lose its raison detre of global strategic attack to the nations space force. This should not occur. Because of the very nature of its potential to apply similar, yet greater, effects into the battlespace, the space of aerospace belongs in the nations aerospace force

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Astronautics
  • Space Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE