Accession Number:

ADA589499

Title:

Request and Requirements Development Process for Operationally Responsive Space Capabilities

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

Joint Force Commanders continually submit Joint Urgent Operational Need Statements identifying communications, surveillance, reconnaissance, and early warning capability gaps. Operationally Responsive Space ORS concepts and capabilities have emerged as a potential solution for filling Joint Commander s needs. The ORS office is responsible for developing low-cost, rapid reaction payloads, buses, space lift, and launch control capabilities in order to fulfill joint military operational requirements for on-demand space support and reconstitution. The ORS office and USATRATCOM have developed a request and solutions process to employ responsive space capabilities. The processes fall short in defining responsive space required capabilities and validating the requirements within the Department of Defense s program acquisition framework. The lack of validated requirements has led to continuous funding issues, lack of understanding of responsive space concepts, and continued debate over the validity of the programs.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE