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The Future of Space 2060 and Implications for U.S. Strategy: Report on 2019 Space Futures Workshop - Moon, Mars, Military Power, China Exploitation of Cislunar Domain, Star Trek Optimistic Future
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,410. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This report provides a long-term perspective on possible space futures to inform strategic decisionmaking. Economic, political, technological, and military space trends indicate that we have passed the tipping point for space as a vastly increased domain of human endeavor and a key element of national power. Other countries recognize the advantages of U.S. space leadership.
Preparing for the Next Space Race: Legislation and Policy Recommendations for Space Colonies - Existing Legal Framework, Outer Space Treaty, Commercial Space, Criminal Laws, Need to Take the Lead Now
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 25,450. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Space Science
It is in the best interest of the United States to lead the effort to provide laws that govern space colonies. A gap exists in international law. This gap in the framework should be viewed as an opportunity, rather than a hindrance. The commercial sector is taking the lead in developing technologies that enable human beings to live and work in space.
The Case for Space: A Legislative Framework for an Independent United States Space Force - Evolution and Fractured History of Space Policy Leadership, Roles and Missions for Independent Space Force
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 40,890. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » History » Military
This paper examines the USAF role in managing space and makes recommendations for the future of space in the United States military. Though it echoes specific recommendations made elsewhere by previous authors, the main purpose of this paper is to consider a legislative framework required to sever space from Air Force oversight, and to establish a separate United States Space Force (USSF).
Movement and Maneuver in Deep Space: A Framework to Leverage Advanced Propulsion - Breakthrough Tech - Nuclear Thermal Rockets, Directed Energy, Solar Thermal, Electric, Mach Effect Thrusters, EmDrive
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 34,790. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Space Science
This analytical study looks at the importance of Deep Space Operations and recommends an approach for senior policy leaders. Section 1 presents a capability requirements definition with candidate solutions and technology strategies. Section 2 recommends an acquisition and organizational approach. Section 3 provides an extended strategic rationale for deep space operations as a national priority.
FAST Space: Leveraging Ultra Low-Cost Space Access (ULCATS) for 21st Century Challenges - New Architecture for Reusable Launch Vehicles and Rockets Through Partnerships with U.S. Commercial Firms
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 35,600. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This study, conducted by a team of leaders in industry, research and development, finance, policy and strategy, explores whether and how the USAF can form private sector partnerships to create a virtuous cycle of launch cost reductions of between 3 and 10 times lower than today's costs. Doing so could enable completely new approaches for the Air Force to defend American values.
Asian State Responses to China's Space Power Strategy - Military and Civilian Space Programs of India (ISRO), Japan, and Vietnam, Launch Vehicles, Nuclear and BMD, Navigation Satellites, ASAT Weapons
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 46,120. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
China's rise as a space power has coincided with its quest for hegemony in the Indo-Pacific. Advances in China's space capabilities constitute a threat to regional states' national security, economic competitiveness, and national prestige.
Spies in Space: Reflections on National Reconnaissance and the Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) - Dorian NRO Official Report, Pilot Astronaut Interviews, Debate over Necessity of Man, NASA/DoD Overlap
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 64,730. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems
This report, released by the NRO in May 2019, has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. Between 1965 and 1969, quietly and without fanfare, 17 non-NASA individuals were astronaut-trained in order to meet the reconnaissance needs of the United States. They came from across the military services.
China in Space: A Strategic Competition? 2019 Comprehensive Analysis of Chinese Scientific and Military Spaceflight Programs, Surveillance Systems, Human and Moon Missions, Exploration Ambitions
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 108,620. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Every aspect of the Chinese space program is covered in this thorough report, providing unique insights into Beijing's ambitious agenda for exploration and exploitation of space, and projection of military power into Earth orbit for international leadership.
2019 State of the Space Industrial Base: Threats to Space Dominance, Challenges and Actions - China Strategy Including Intellectual Property Theft, Penetration of American Companies, Predatory Pricing
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 19,100. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This May 2019 white paper is a call to action to address present and emerging challenges and threats to the U.S. space industrial base and space dominance.
NASA's Europa Clipper Mission to Jupiter's Moon: Audit of Mission Management, Feasibility of Lander, Challenges in Developing Science Instruments, Addressing Workforce Gaps, Choosing a Launch Vehicle
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 31,150. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Astronomy
Scientists believe that Europa, one of Jupiter's 79 known moons, may have a large liquid ocean below its icy surface suitable to sustain life.