Jun, 2021
Protecting America's High Ground: A Public-Private Response to Space Debris
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.); Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Center for Homeland Defense and Security
Repair, Christopher W.
From the thesis Abstract: "The United States is reliant on the capabilities provided by satellite technology for nearly every facet of society. A sustained loss of satellite capabilities due to any service outages will have a significant negative impact on the nation's homeland security. The areas affected include communication, financial transactions, intelligence gathering, internet access, and weather surveillance. Existing domestic and international policy has been insufficient in managing debris growth. The removal of large debris from congested orbits through active debris removal (ADR) is now necessary to prevent future collision events that will damage or destroy operational satellites that may possibly render certain regions of space unusable for generations. To safeguard its satellites and critical services they provide to homeland security, the United States should develop a domestic debris removal program using the established public-private partnership model that NASA has leveraged over the previous 15 years. This model has reduced developments costs and risks of schedule delays, and also stimulates growth in the private space sector and creates additional tax revenues. Furthermore, the commercial sector possesses knowledge and experience in the field of on-orbit servicing, a field with similar technical challenges to debris removal that can provide a foundation for the development of ADR systems. The United States must begin remediation by partnering with the private sector."
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  • Author
    Repair, Christopher W.
  • Publishers
    Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
    Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Center for Homeland Defense and Security
  • Date
    Jun, 2021
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library: calhoun.nps.edu/
  • Format
  • Media Type
  • Source
    Cohort NCR1903/1904
  • Subjects
    Space debris
    Public-private sector cooperation, Politics and government
  • Resource Groups
    Thesis (CHDS)
    Thesis (NPS)
  • List
    Space Policy and National Security

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