(U) The purpose of the Space Battlelab is to rapidly measure the worth of new ideas involving changes to the way the Air Force currently organizes, trains, equips, executes plans, and commands. The Space Battlelab offers the opportunity for demonstrating innovative concepts to advance the Air Force's core competencies. Within that general scope, there is no restriction on the concepts they can and do explore.
(U) The Space Battlelab (SB) is located in the Joint National Test Facility (JNTF) at Schriever AFB, Colorado. It is a subordinate unit of the Space Warfare Center (SWC) and operates under the direction of the Air Force Space Command. The Space Battlelab's mission is to identify innovative space operations and logistics concepts while rapidly measuring their potential for advancing the Air Force core competencies and joint warfighting capabilities. The battlelab uses field ingenuity, modeling and simulation, and actual employment of exploratory capabilities in operational environments to develop and test these ideas. The Space Battlelab draws upon Active, Reserve, and National Guard capabilities/expertise to measure the potential worth of these concepts. This is in contrast to the test centers that use formal test projects to prove the abilities of new equipment.
(U) To be supplied.
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|USAF Space Battlelab Home Page|
(U) U.S. Space Command, USSPACECOM, Open Phone: (719) 554-6889.
(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 808-6040, DSN 898-6040.
(U) 30 June 1997
(U) Road Map Production Date: 23 June 2001