Gayl, Franz J.
July 2004
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jul2004, Vol. 130 Issue 7, p43
Conference Proceeding
As the U.S. capabilities to exploit space have declined, the shrinking inventory of Titan IV vehicles undercuts the ability to put large payloads into orbit those of other nations have been increasing. Space-enabled national security contributions are expensive and threat-based National Security Space budget requirements will exert increasing pressure on the Air Force. The ability of the U.S. to cost-effectively place large payloads into orbit is steadily declining. Inventory of Titan IV vehicles is dwindling. INSET: Opportunities Lost.


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