Space Warfare

  • Report

    A Year After the Earthquake in Haiti, the Key to Stability Is to Build the State

    It has been a year since the devastating earthquake. The question now is how to use international aid and assistance wisely. This RAND Review cover story describes actions that could yield positive outcomes in Haiti in three to five years.

    Jan 6, 2011

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    Air Power

    Surveys the subject of air power as an area of research in international security studies and provides a bibliography of significant works and useful online resources.

    Aug 4, 2010

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    Deterrence and First-Strike Stability in Space: A Preliminary Assessment

    The United States needs a coherent space deterrence strategy that operates on both sides of a potential adversary's cost-benefit decision calculus to better protect U.S. national security space infrastructure and strengthen first-strike stability.

    Apr 2, 2010

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    Space Weapons Earth Wars

    This overview aims to inform the public discussion of space-based weapons by examining their characteristics, potential attributes, limitations, legality, and utility.

    Jan 1, 2002

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    Crew roles in military space operations

    Discusses possible roles for military crews in space including research, maintenance of spacecraft, and direct participation in the operation of space systems. New vehicles, platforms, and tools proposed for manned operations in space (both military...

    Jan 1, 1982

  • People

    Richard Mason

    Senior Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, California Institute of Technology; A.B. in physics, Harvard University

  • People

    Forrest E. Morgan

    Senior Political Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in policy studies, University of Maryland; M.A.A.S. in airpower arts and sciences, Air University; M.A. in computer systems management, Webster University; B.S. in business management, University of Maryland

  • People

    Karl P. Mueller

    Senior Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in politics, Princeton University; B.A. in political science, University of Chicago

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    George Nacouzi

    Senior Engineer
    Education B.S. in aero/astro engineering, CSU Poly (Pomona); M.S. in aerospace engineering, UCLA; Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, UCI

  • People

    Chad J. R. Ohlandt

    Education Ph.D. in aero/astro engineering, University of Michigan; M.S. in aerospace engineering, Pennsylvania State University; S.B. in astronautical engineering, M.I.T.

  • People

    William Welser IV

    Research Department Director, Engineering and Applied Sciences Department; Senior Management Systems Analyst; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in finance, Boston College; M.B.A., Boston College; B.S. in chemical engineering, University of Virginia

  • Periodical

    News: Susceptible space systems

    A growing number of prospective foes are acquiring the ability to degrade or destroy U.S. space systems.