Accession Number:

ADA513996

Title:

Spiral 1 Space Threat Assessment Testbed (STAT) Development

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFS TN

Report Date:

2009-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The development of the first phase of the Space Threat Assessment Testbed STAT facility, known as Spiral 1, will provide a capability to test space hardware without the expense of space flight. Key features of STAT include the capability to replicate effects of complex natural space environments occurring at low earth and geosynchronous orbits. In addition, STAT will simulate key artificial threats and provide a near-real-time connection capability that enables the involvement of ground station hardware, software, and operators in the control, test, and evaluation process. STAT will also lay the foundation for near-real-time connectivity to a satellite operations center, enabling the U.S. Air Force to perform integrated system testing and training while also assisting in the development of tactics, techniques, and procedures for future space operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE