Accession Number:

ADB004682

Title:

Current and Projected Government and Commercial Space Activities

Descriptive Note:

Defense div. note

Corporate Author:

ANSER ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

This note is a summary of the growing national and international use of outer space for peaceful purposes by government and commercial activities. Emphasis is placed on 1 The coming use of the Space Shuttle as a lower cost, more efficient space transportation system and 2 The real and potential benefits that civilian space applications represent in meeting domestic and global economic, energy, and environmental needs. Of special significance are programs incorporating remote sensing systems, such as earth resources and meteorological satellites. The highlights of scientific knowledge obtained from space also are covered. The study concludes by examining the industrial and commercial employment of space now and in the future. This note was prepared to furnish background information in projecting future military exploitation in the space medium. xc

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE