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dc.contributor.advisorTollefson, Scott D.
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Michael Joseph
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-15T23:31:31Z
dc.date.available2013-02-15T23:31:31Z
dc.date.issued1991-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/28177
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines how and why a developing nation may use its civilian space program to acquire ballistic missiles. Using a single case study of Brazil, this analysis looks for universal patterns in space program development and for how Third World nations use their civilian space programs for military purposes. This thesis analyzes the relationship between space and missile development, the Missile Technology Control Regime, reasons for building missiles (political, economic, national security, geopolitical, need for technology), Brazilian civil-military relations, and various technologies and space systems. It identifies the critical technologies required for a successful space program; identifies the critical industries that are missing in Brazil and the technologies that it must import; highlights indicators of military intentions of a civilian space program; and evaluates how the generalizations developed throughout the thesis may be applied to other nationsen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/evaluatingmilita1094528177
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleEvaluating the military potential of a developing nation's space program : a case study of Brazilen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderLaurance, Edward J.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.schoolNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorBrazilen_US
dc.subject.authorBallistic Missilesen_US
dc.subject.authorMTCRen_US
dc.subject.authorPivaen_US
dc.subject.authorSondaen_US
dc.subject.authorVLSen_US
dc.subject.authorProliferationen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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