Accession Number:

ADA434921

Title:

Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Final Environmental Assessment U.S. Air Force Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellite Program (AEHF)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SPACE AND MISSILE SYSTEMS CENTER LOS ANGELES AFB CA

Report Date:

2001-02-15

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The United States Air Force USAF currently operates the Milstar satellite system to provide Military Satellite Communication Systems MILSATCOM to compliment the Air Forces Satellite Communication System, Navys Fleet Satellite Communication System, and the Defense Satellite Communication System. Milstar utilizes integrated defense communications controlled from a small, continental United States based force structure. The Milstar I system was designed as an advanced communications network consisting of three primary elements a constellation of six satellites, a satellite ground control systems, and individual user terminals. Initially conceived in 1983, this system was designed to meet the joint service requirements to simultaneously provide 1 the tactical forces with critical command and control communications, 2 the National Command Authorities NCA with Single Integrated Operation Plan SIOP execution and 3 the Strategic Forces with direction and report back capability. To meet user requirements, the satellite and terminal communication elements of the Miltar system were designed with a Low Data Rate LDR capability.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE