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Spacelift (U)


(U) Spacelift consists of launch vehicles, upper stages, launch complexes, launch support facilities, and the Range Standardization and Automation (RSA) program.

(U) Principle elements of the U.S. spacelift infrastructure are the Western Range (WR), based at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and the Eastern Range (ER), based at Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida. The infrastucture consists of the complex and interrelated organizations, support facilities, technology, and space vehicles.




Related Initiatives (U):
NameTitle
Advanced Upper StageAdvanced Upper Stage
AtlasAtlas
CentaurCentaur
Delta IIDelta II
DMSPDefense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP)
DSCS IIDefense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) II
DSPDefense Support Program (DSP)
DUSD(Space)Deputy Under-Secretary of Defense (DUSD) for Space
Eastern RangeEastern Range
EELV (HLV)Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Heavy Lift Vehicle (HLV)
EELV (MLV)Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Medium Lift Vehicle (MLV)
EELV Follow-OnEELV Follow-On
IUSInertial Upper Stage (IUS)
Military Space PlaneMilitary Space Plane
Milstar IMilstar I
PegasusPegasus
Rocket System Launch ProgramRocket System Launch Program
RSA Phase 1Range Standardization and Automation (RSA) Phase 1
RSA Phase 2A/BRange Standardization and Automation (RSA) Phase 2A/B
Shuttle OperationsShuttle Operations
TaurusTaurus
Titan IITitan II
Titan IVATitan IVA
Titan IVBTitan IVB
Western RangeWestern Range
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Categories (U):
NameTitle
Launch ComplexesLaunch Complexes
Launch Support FacilitiesLaunch Support Facilities
Launch VehiclesLaunch Vehicles
Range Standardization & Auto.Range Standardization and Automation Program (RSA)
Upper StagesUpper Stages
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

NameTitle
SPACE FORCES SUPPORTSPACE FORCES SUPPORT
This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

Name
Delta Launches
Delta Rockets
EELV ORD
Sattelite Control ORD (95)
SAF/AQ Homepage
This Table Is Unclassified.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 21 November 1997





(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999