DMSP Instruments: A 50-Year Legacy

DMSP Instruments: A 50-Year Legacy Aerospace expertise has been instrumental in maximizing the utility of the military’s preeminent weather-forecasting system. Donald Boucher and Anthony Stier   The mission of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) is to collect and disseminate global visible and infrared (IR) cloud-cover data and other specialized meteorological, oceanographic, and solar-geophysical information […]  More »

Military Satellite Communications: Then and Now

Military Satellite Communications: Then and Now Military satellite communications have become essential to help the warfighter see through the “fog of war,” providing the United States military with assured global connectivity, even in remote areas with no communications infrastructure. The Aerospace Corporation has played a key role in developing and fielding these vital space systems. […]  More »

Future Military and Coast Guard Activities in the Arctic

The Back Page Future Military and Coast Guard Activities in the Arctic Patrick L. Smith Unlike Antarctica, the Arctic has no ban on weapons, and nations surrounding the region have started increasing their military presence there. Canada, Russia, and the United States have begun deploying surveillance assets and conducting Arctic military exercises, flights, and exploration […]  More »

A Call to Action

A Call to Action Severe weather and worsening environmental conditions will be detrimental to the performance and readiness of military operations at home and abroad. Additionally, the effects of climate change will be felt simultaneously by allies, potential adversaries, and unstable governments around the globe. Deployed U.S. forces could find that their capabilities are degraded […]  More »