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America's space sentinels : the history of the DSP and SBIRS satellite systems

Author: Jeffrey Richelson
Publisher: Lawrence, KS : University Press of Kansas, ©2012.
Series: Modern war studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second edition expandedView all editions and formats
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A detailed treatment of military space reconnaissance used in American strategic defense.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Richelson, Jeffrey.
America's space sentinels.
Lawrence, KS : University Press of Kansas, ©2012
(DLC) 2012025940
(OCoLC)788282683
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Richelson
ISBN: 9780700627233 0700627235
OCLC Number: 1062361415
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 384 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Bad news travels fast --
2. MIDAS --
3. Vindication --
4. Nurrungar and Buckley --
5. DSP's first Decade --
6. Surviving World War III --
7. Slow Walkers, fast Walkers, and Joggers --
8. Evolutionary Developments and Suicidal Lasers --
9. Australia, Germany, and New Mexico --
10. Desert Storm --
11. False Starts --
12. The Unwanted Option --
13. High Now, Low Later --
14. Future Missions --
Epilogue --
Appendices A. Space-Based Infrared Detection of Missiles --
B. Chronology --
C. Satellite Launch Listing.
Series Title: Modern war studies.
Other Titles: America's space sentinels, the history of the Defense Support Program and Space-Based Infrared Satellite systems
History of the DSP and SBIRS satellite systems
Responsibility: Jeffrey T. Richelson.

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