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Department of Defense (DoD) Plans For Sortie Spaceflights
Author(s): Carl S. Jund
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Paper Abstract

Although the United States Air Force has been conducting space missions for the last 20 years, it has lagged behind on formulation of military space doctrines. Only in recent years have the military missions of force enhancement, space defense, and space support mission been hammered out thereby giving 20 years of activity legitimacy. To a great extent, the implementation of these military missions in space depends on the possession of space systems which are the product of a superior technology base. This base, however, must be nurtured with continuing support in order to retain the technology advantage. The decade of the 80's promises much greater progress, both in terms of military space missions as well as expanded research and development activities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 1981
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0265, Shuttle Pointing of Electro-Optical Experiments, (3 April 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959848
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Carl S. Jund, Space Test Program, Headquarters Space Division (AFSC) (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0265:
Shuttle Pointing of Electro-Optical Experiments
William Jerkovsky, Editor(s)

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