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									Commercial Range
User Requirements

        Mr. Kelvin Coleman
        Lt. Col. Tim Brown

          October 26, 2005

•   Background/History
•   Past Results
•   Responsive Space Era
•   Industry Involvement

• IWG Report (Feb. 2000) on the Future Use and Management of
  the U.S. Space Launch Bases and Ranges
   • Finding: Commercial sector range users have a limited voice in
     determining requirements, plans, investments, etc. associated with
     maintaining, improving, and modernizing the ranges
   • Finding: Federal government has no formal process for gathering,
     validating , or advocating commercial sector requirements
• IWG recommended alternative management structures be stood
  up to allow and provide greater user voice for range
  improvements and modernization.
   • Desired outcome: On-going process for communicating and considering
     commercial range user requirements
• AF/DOT/DOC MOA (February 2002)
• We’ve had two calls for requirements/recommendations
   • 2001 call yielded 7 requirements
   • 2003 call yielded 0 requirements

                     Need for Process

• MOA states “The process is defined as a formal, repeatable
  process for collecting commercial sector range support and
  modernization requirements, communicating these
  requirements to the AF, and considering these requirements in
  the existing AF requirements process.”
   • Prior to the MOA there was no formal way to communicate mid
     and long term requirements for range support and modernization
   • The Universal Documentation System is an effective way to
     communicate near-term requirements/needs


Is there a need to continue the
 process in 2006 and beyond?

            Commercial Requirements Timeline
        Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  DoT Solicit Industry                       POM Inputs to HAF
                                    FY - I&M Initiation
           Process Requirements
                                  Appeals and                      DoD Provide
DoT                                 ARTWG
                                                                   Project Status
      Provide input to DoD
                                   Projects within requirements baseline/
          DoD Determine                Commercially funded projects
            Overlap &                        RVB Process
         Provide Feedback
                  Determine Implementation
                       & Cost Projects
                                                Unfunded/new capabilities meeting
                                                 AF needs; initiate requirements
                                                       process, if required
               Commercial Requirements Process:
                      1st Cycle Results
• Demonstrate and certify GPS Metric Tracking capabilities
   • Status: In-work
• Demonstrate and certify space-based telecommunications capabilities,
  demonstrate and certify autonomous flight safety systems
   • Status: Responsive Launch & Test Range (RLTR) era
• Additional downrange radar capability (for demonstration flights)
   • Status: AFSPC prepared to mitigate when need arises
• Command destruct receiver freq change/technology upgrade – USAF should fund the
  development, integration, and qualification of a destruct system
   • Status: EELV conversion planned
• Provide an integrated Air Force range vision and strategy
   • Status: Evolution toward RLTR Concept - Continue DoD corporate process
• Ensure consideration of RLV capabilities and concepts in range safety rules
   • Status: Interagency Common Standards Rule-making. Risk criteria remains
     unchanged, but increased reliability expected to enhance flexibility
• Provide long term access to space launch property
   • Status: AF’s ‘02 legislative proposal was killed in H&S conference w/o explanation

     Lessons Learned: Greater opportunities to incorporate commercial
            needs as part of next-generation range acquisition

        Preparing for Responsive Space Era -
          Responsive Launch & Test Range
                    3 DoD components:
                  • Force application from space
                  • Counterspace missions
                  • Tactical force enhancement

    Responsive Launch & Test Range (RLTR) is the planned
next-generation range to support responsive space requirements

                           Range Mission

• Responsibilities
  • C2 of in-flight launch vehicles (positive control)
  • Protect the public per public law
  • Collect vehicle performance data

• Functions performed
  •   Flight safety analysis and operations
  •   Telemetry collection and dissemination
  •   Vehicle tracking, commanding, and imagery
  •   Weather observation, modeling, and forecasting
  •   Communications backbone
  •   Hazard corridor surveillance/clearing
  •   Planning and scheduling

       Applicable now and in the future
                 Notional DoD RLTR Capabilities
                                             Initial Responsive     Final Responsive
                            Current Range
                                                Range (2010)          Range (2018)

Communications                                                          Globally
                              Regional           Extended            Transformational
                             End of public    Existing SATCOM             Comm
 Commanding,                 safety risk                            - enables positive
  telemetry, and tracking                                             weapons control
Flight Plan Approval
 Debris / toxic hazards
  risk assessments
                                             contingency plans
 Air space clearance
                             1-2 Months       to meet timelines       Within hours
 On-orbit collision
                                                 Select set of
 Clearance into theater
  for weapons release
                                                                      5-16 sorties
                             2 per range       Limited surge
Capacity/Sortie rate                                                    per day
                              per week       Pre-planned missions
                                                                     Wartime scenario
                      Invitation to Industry

• In concert with the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on Spacelift
  Range Commercial Requirements Process, AFSPC/DRFG invites
  industry to participate in establishing next-generation Launch and
  Test Range (LTR) performance requirements
  • Iterative process with increased definition developed at appropriate
    acquisition milestones
      • Characteristics and attributes needed prior to Analysis of
        Alternatives (AoA)
      • Functional area (comm, weather, tracking, etc.) parameters needed
        for Concept Development Document (CDD)
      • Identifying architecture solutions and innovative approaches to
        satisfying deficiencies comes later

               MOA provides framework for involving
     all stakeholders in vetting “national” set of requirements

                  Notional DoD Acquisition Timeline
                                 MS           MS                MS
                                  A            B                    C            IOC      FOC
                    Concept         Technology System Development         Production      Operations
                   Refinement      Development   & Demonstration         & Deployment     & Support
                                                                        LRIP        FRP

 ICD Stage II                         CDD       CPD
    Plan           AoA                                                    Modifications
     AFROCC                     AFROCC         AFROCC
  RSR   JROC                        RSR JROC RSR  JROC

2005       2008   2009          2010             2014         2016               2018     2022




• USSTRATCOM – warfighter advocate
• National security (DoD, NRO, other)
• T&E community
   • Ballistic missiles (ICBMs, SLBMs, MDA)
   • Guided weapons
   • Aeronautical programs
• NASA, FAA, and commercial industry
  (launch providers, spaceports)

                The ranges are a national asset,
             of which the Air Force is the steward

               RLTR Force Application Scenario
                             Force Application from Space Scenario for 2018
      Transformational Comm (TC)

                                                                              Global Positioning
                                                                                System (GPS)

Western Region                                      Eastern Region

                 CMOC                                                                        HDBT

         Current launch ranges will be absorbed into RLTR in support of
              responsive launch, routine launch, and T&E missions

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