The Promise of Small Satellites for National Security (NIAS Report No. R33-2015)

Nagappa, Rajaram (2015) The Promise of Small Satellites for National Security (NIAS Report No. R33-2015). Report. National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru.

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    Abstract: The Indian Space Programme has been the driver of many satellite-based applications in the civilian domain. Because of the dual use nature of space applications, the defence services have benefited from the ISRO space programmes The space services however, do not meet the total military space requirements. Small satellites are playing an important role in space applications. They are faster to build, are cost effective and better as they benefit from the use of latest technologies. Small satellite platforms can be adapted for optical and radar imaging remote sensing with good resolution. ELINT platforms can also be built around small satellite buses and an appropriate constellation of ELINT and imaging satellites can provide 24x7 surveillance of mobile targets. The potential of small satellites to meet military space requirements is described. The means of increasing the launch frequency is also studied.
    Item Type: Monograph (Report)
    Additional Information: Copyright belongs to Author
    Subjects: International Strategic and Security Studies Programme > Projects
    Divisions: Schools > International Strategic and Security Studies Programme
    Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2016 10:35
    Last Modified: 05 Jan 2016 10:35
    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/919

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