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Space Policy Seminar#1 What is space policy? Who makes it and Why is it important? Outline • Definitions • Technical statement and limits • A simple model for space policy statements • Concept of world view and exploration of the world view in the US national policy • Space policy and space goals • Policy as principles for the polis – the story of the cake • US Army view of Space Policy • Definition of 4 related words (Webster’s 7 th Intercollegiate Dictionary) Policy “A definite course or method of action selected from among alternatives and in light of given conditions to guide and determine present and future directions.” Strategy “The science and art of employing the political, economic, psychological and military forces of a nation or group of nations to afford the maximum support to adopted policies in peace and war.” Thus policy Æ strategy Law “A binding custom or practice of a community: a rule of conduct or action prescribed or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority.” Thus policy law Doctrine “A principle or position or a body of principles in a branch of knowledge or system of belief: A statement of fundamental government policy especially in international relations.” Thus there is a relation between policy and doctrine. • What is a technical statement? C Ý M T = mc Follows directly from conservation of mass and conservation of momentum. Thus if one accepts these two statements, both of which can be shown to be true (within known limits e.g. mass can be converted to energy and visa versa) via the scientific method then the technical statement follows inarguably. • Is it the case that the human decision making plays no role in technical statements?
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course AERO 16.851 taught by Professor Ldavidmiller during the Fall '03 term at MIT.

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