Space Weapons: Earth Wars

By Bob Preston Dana J. Johnson; Sean J. A. Edwards et al. | Go to book overview

The research reported here was sponsored by the United States Air Force under Contract F49642-01-C-0003. Further information may be obtained from the Strategic Planning Division, Directorate of Plans, Hq USAE

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Space weapons: earth wars I Bob Preston … let al.]. p.cm. “MR-1209-AF.“ Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-8330-2937-1 I. Space weapons. 2. Space warfare. 3. Astronautics, Military-United States. 4. United States-Military policy. I. Preston, Bob, 1951

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Preface iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures ix
  • Tables xiii
  • Summary xv
  • Acknowledgments xxv
  • Abbreviations xxvii
  • Chapter One - Introduction 1
  • Chapter Two - Background 5
  • Chapter Three - Kinds and Capabilities of Space Weapons 23
  • Chapter Four - Employment 51
  • Chapter Five - How Might the United States Acquire Space Weapons? 67
  • Chapter Six - How Might Others Acquire Space Weapons? 85
  • Chapter Seven - Conclusion 101
  • Appendix A - Space-Based Directed-Energy Weapons 109
  • Appendix B - Kinetic-Energy Space Weapons 131
  • Appendix C - Natural Meteoroids as Weapons 173
  • Appendix D - Ballistic Missile Defense Countermeasures 185
  • Bibliography 189
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