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Accession Number PB2012-114500
Title Continuing Kepler's Quest: Assessing Air Force Space Command's Astrodynamics Standards.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 82p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract In early 2011 the U.S. Air Force Space Command asked the National Research Council (NRC) to undertake a study of its astrodynamics standardsessentially the algorithms and associated computer systems used by the Air Force to keep track of thousands of orbiting objects. To conduct this study, the NRC established the Committee for the Assessment of the U.S. Air Forces Astrodynamic Standards. The committee met four times: October 11-12, 2011, in Colorado Springs, Colorado; December 12-14, 2011, in Irvine, California; February 7-9, 2012, in Washington, D.C.; and March 26-27, 2012, in Colorado Springs. It conducted data-gathering sessions at the first three meetings as a basis for preparing its report.
Keywords Air Force
Air Force Space Command(AFSPC)
Algorithms
Astrodynamics
Atmosphere models
Defense systems
Kepler laws
Orbit
Satellites
Standards
Strategic air command
Strategic analysis

 
Source Agency Air Force
National Academy of Science National Research Council
NTIS Subject Category 84A - Astronautics
74 - Military Sciences
54B - Astronomy & Celestial Mechanics
Corporate Author National Research Council, Washington, DC. Div. of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number FA9550-11-1-0007

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