Crosslink, Summer 2011
Volume 12, Number 2 (Summer 2011)
The effects of climate change constitute an unprecedented threat to global security and military readiness. What, if anything, can the space community do to prepare?
Broadband Satellite Communications for Future U.S. Military and Coast Guard Operations in an Ice-Free Arctic
The Aerospace Corporation is exploring possibilities for satellite broadband services in the Arctic, as that region is rapidly changing because of ice melt.
Aerospace researchers are studying combined climate change models and creating simulation studies to assist the military in planning for future trends and potential world crises.
Environmentally friendly alternatives could reduce the risk and cost of propulsion systems. Aerospace has been investigating possible candidates for national security space systems.
Long-wave infrared imagery is being applied to Earth observation activities in anticipation of future needs to assess climate change impacts around the globe and assist the Department of Defense in planning for potential outgrowth scenarios.
Scientists at The Aerospace Corporation have been studying the effects of rocket launch emissions on the atmosphere in anticipation of growing trends in space launch activities.
Geothermal resource studies focused on the Imperial Valley of California indicate that there is plenty of room to expand production of a clean, renewable, and abundant energy source.
Preliminary analysis at Aerospace suggests that detecting tests of particle injection schemes from space will be quite challenging, especially for unannounced small-scale, localized trials with short-term observable effects.
Aerospace conducted a series of simulations to quantify the effect of declining mesospheric density on low Earth orbital lifetimes.
Lasers Probe Atmosphere for Aerosol Characterization
Building Plasma Specifications for Highly Elliptical Orbits
Publications, Papers, and Patents by the Technical Staff
Future military and Coast Guard activities in the Arctic
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