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Editors: Abel Chirila
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This book explores the United States reliance on space operations for its security. Identifying vulnerabilities will allow us to apply our full range of capabilities to ensure space superiority and continued support to joint military operations across the spectrum of conflict. Space superiority is as much about protecting our space assets as it is about preparing to counter an enemy's space or anti-space assets. Space-based technologies and services permit people to communicate, companies to do business, civic groups to serve the public and scientists to conduct research. Thus, the United States is very reliant on satellites and will likely continue to be for many years to come. Today, small nations, groups, and individuals can acquire ground target data from commercial imagery sources, navigation and weather data from government-owned satellites and state of the art command and control capabilities through commercial communications satellites. These functions are also discussed in this book.

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Table of Contents:
Preface

Improving Satellite Protection with Nanotechnology pp.1-18
(Joseph Huntington, USAF, December 2007)

DOD is Making Progress in Adopting Best Practices for the Transformational Satellite Communications System and Space Radar but Still Faces Challenges pp.19-52
(GAO)

Space Based Infrared System High Program and Its Alternative pp.53-76
(GAO)

Space Acquisitions: DOD's Goals for Resolving Space Based Infrared System Software Problems Are Ambitious pp.77-96
(GAO)

Space Acquisitions: DOD is Making Progress to Rapidly Deliver Low Cost Space Capabilities, but Challenges Remain pp.97-110
(GAO)

Index pp.111-117

   Series:
      Defense, Security and Strategies
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009 - 2nd Quarter
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-238-0
   Status: AV
  
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