Department of Defense

Space Program

An Executive Overview
for FY 1998 - 2003
March 1997

Begin The Executive Overview

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Changing Environment for Defense Space
National Space Policy
Space Forces and National Defense
Restructuring of DoD Space
Space Support for the Warfighter
Defense-Intelligence Space Program Coordination
DUSD(Space): Accomplishments and Challenges
Correlation of Space Missions to Programs
Overview of the DoD's Space Program Structure
Milstar I / II Satellites
UHF Follow-On (UFO) Program
Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Program
Global Positioning System (GPS): Space and Control Program
National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS)
Titan Space Launch Vehicles Program
Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Program
DoD Space Architect and MILSATCOM
Space Planning for the Far Term
DoD Space Program Analysis
Summary of Space Challenges Today
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