The United States must operate successfully in space to help assure its security and economic well being. The Department of the Navy is a major user of space capabilities, although those capabilities are now primarily provided by DOD, the Air Force, and NOAA. Following a DOD assessment of national space security management in 2001, the Navy commissioned a Panel to Review Space to assess Navy space policy and strategy. As an extension of that review, the NRC was requested by the Navy to examine its needs in space for providing future operational and technical capabilities. This report presents a discussion of the strategic framework of future space needs, the roles and responsibilities for meeting those needs, an assessment of Navy support to space mission areas, and a proposed vision for fulfilling Naval forces space needs.
National Research Council. 2005. Navy's Needs in Space for Providing Future Capabilities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/11299.
|2 Strategic Framework: Future Operational Concepts and Space Needs||29-61|
|3 Roles and Responsibilities: Meeting Naval Space Needs||62-81|
|4 Implementation: Navy Support to Space Mission Areas||82-142|
|5 Fulfilling Naval Forces Space Needs: A Vision||143-146|
|A Department of the Navy History in Space||147-164|
|B Department of Defense Directive 5101.2||165-176|
|C Sea Power 21 Capability Areas: Assessment of Dependence on Space Mission Areas||177-199|
|D Space Communications Systems and Capabilities||200-218|
|E Biographies of Committee Members and Staff||219-226|
|F Agendas for Committee Meetings||227-242|
|G Acronyms and Abbreviations||243-250|
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