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Argentine space assets

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Authors
Oyarzabal, Xavier Pablo A.
Subjects
Low Earth Orbit Satellites
Geostationary Satellites
ORBCOMM
Remote Sensing
SPOT
SeaWifts
Advisors
Jenner, Jeff
Date of Issue
1997-09
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
This thesis is an attempt to define how some of the commercial space assets already in use or under development could be useful to the Argentine Navy as tools for better accomplishment of their basic missions. Research efforts involved investigating part of what is available on the international market and some space related international laws and policies that may represent limits for military use of civilian assets. Basically divided in two main areas, communications and remote sensing, this thesis covers the basics of GEO and LEO communication satellites and provides an overview of what could be expected from commercial remote sensing systems. Through examples, the feasibility of using civilian space assets in the military is demonstrated. Finally, an objective analysis is made to define the best approach to improve Argentine Navy space capabilities
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Space Systems Academic Group
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