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3 April 1981 Department of Defense (DoD) Plans For Sortie Spaceflights
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Proceedings Volume 0265, Shuttle Pointing of Electro-Optical Experiments; (1981)
Event: 1981 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1980, Los Angeles, United States
Although the United States Air Force has been conducting space missions for the last 20 years, it has lagged behind on formulation of military space doctrines. Only in recent years have the military missions of force enhancement, space defense, and space support mission been hammered out thereby giving 20 years of activity legitimacy. To a great extent, the implementation of these military missions in space depends on the possession of space systems which are the product of a superior technology base. This base, however, must be nurtured with continuing support in order to retain the technology advantage. The decade of the 80's promises much greater progress, both in terms of military space missions as well as expanded research and development activities.
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Carl S. Jund "Department of Defense (DoD) Plans For Sortie Spaceflights", Proc. SPIE 0265, Shuttle Pointing of Electro-Optical Experiments, (3 April 1981);


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