(U) Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) has a critical need to develop standardized, affordable, and more efficient space system designs. In addition, AFSPC must also develop operational practices to meet the needs of warfighters beyond the year 2000. These needs needs and deficiencies are identified through the use of AFSPC Mission Area Plans (MAPs) and Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Technology Planning Integrated Product Teams (TPIPTs).
(U) This Thrust achieves its goals by combining new technologies into mission oriented demonstrations and improvements in operations and tactics. It is hypothesized that the synergistic effect of operations, tactics, and new technologies will result in the maximum improvement in both life cycle costs and in-house expertise from all Phillips Lab (PL) Directorates, the Air Force Laboratories, and other government agencies.
(U) The purpose of the Advanced Spacecraft Technical Integration and Demonstrations are to:
1. (U) provide integrated space flight and ground demonstrations to address AFSPC identified deficiencies and weaknesses;
2. (U) reduce cost of developing, launching, and operating space systems;
3. (U) minimize risk associated with inserting advanced technology into the operational satellites developed by SMC and operated by AFSPC;
4. (U) provide sustaining role in improving the laboratory's integration and system engineering capability;
5. (U) provide actual experience in design, fabrication, integration, systems engineering and flight of spacecraft payloads to personnel; and
6. (U) integrate and execute ground, near space and space demonstrations for other DoD agencies leveraging their technology developments to enhance AF capabilities.
|Integrated Tech Demonstrations||Integrated Technology Demonstrations|
|Missile Nav & Re-Entry Vehicles||Missile Navigation and Re-entry Vehicles|
|Science & Technology Experiments||Science & Technology Experiments|
|Technology Infrastructure||Technology Infrastructure|
|Space and Missile Technology||Space and Missile Technology|
|TECHNOLOGY- RDT&E||SPACE TECHNOLOGY|
(U) 21 November 1997
(U) Road Map Production Date: 18 June 2001