Accession Number:

ADA550838

Title:

AFSPC A5CS SSA Activities

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND PETERSON AFB CO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

With the signing of the National Space Policy in Jun of 2010 and the National Security Space Strategy in January of this year, the Department of Defense and the Air Force have clear direction to preserve vital national security capabilities in space. The ever-growing population of resident space objects necessitates improved Space Situational Awareness SSA to ensure safety of flight and enable defensive actions when necessary. The Air Force, through Air Force Space Command, has placed a particular emphasis on increasing National SSA capabilities in the Deep Space environment by fielding technologically advanced systems, seeking partnership opportunities, and identifying areas where data exploitation and technology advancements are needed. Whether the average person realizes it or not, space is integral in our daily life. The global economy has become dependent upon the capabilities space systems provide the ability to conduct financial transactions, monitor terrestrial weather, provide safe air travel, and communicate around the globe all have become reliant on spacebased capabilities for successful and safe execution and completion. Our lives are impacted daily by the effects of space capabilities

Subject Categories:

  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE