A Framework for Building a Civil Reserve Space Program: Applicability of U.S. Transportation Command’s Commercial Partnership Models
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A Framework for Building a Civil Reserve Space Program: Applicability of U.S. Transportation Command’s Commercial Partnership Models

29 November 2023

Summary

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) could develop a civil reserve space program to meet surge needs for space capabilities in crisis or wartime, akin to the Civil Reserve Air Fleet and Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement programs. The authors examine key considerations, including the mix of DoD and commercial space capabilities, incentives and acceptable risks, activation terms, and operations in a threat environment, for such a program.

Division
RAND Project AIR FORCE
Force Modernization and Employment Program
Pages
12
RAND Identifier
PE-A980-1
RAND Type
commentary
Source
https://www.rand.org/pubs/perspectives/PEA980-1.html
Published in
United States
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RAND Corporation

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space warfare military reserves military force planning united states space force

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