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dc.contributor.advisorSowers, George
dc.contributor.authorJehle, Alexander L.
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-11T21:27:54Z
dc.date.available2022-10-11T21:27:54Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifierJehle_mines_0052E_12380.pdf
dc.identifierT 9327
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11124/15410
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description2022 Spring.
dc.description.abstractThis thesis describes the importance of space resources to national power. It introduces methods of distributing propellant derived from space resources in the cis-lunar system and recommends methods that the United States and its Allies can take to achieve interoperability and strategic modularity. The thesis reviews The General Theory of Space Power, first described by Lt. Col. Brent Ziarnick, Army Doctrine Publication 4-0 Sustainment, and aviation and airport management principles, and then applies the reviewed concepts to establish a concept for setting a space theater and establishing a concept of space support. The thesis concludes with an imperative: America and its Allies must study and invest in in-space sustainment coupled with in-space resource utilization. These capabilities represent the foundational ability to act in space: they are the key to enabling an Earth independent supply chain.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediumdoctoral dissertations
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.relation.ispartof2022 - Mines Theses & Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectlogistics and sustainment
dc.subjectlunar and asteroid mining
dc.subjectsatellite servicing
dc.subjectspace economics
dc.subjectspace power and strategy
dc.subjectspace resources
dc.titleConnecting space resources to the near-earth economy: propellant distribution, strategic modularity, and a concept of space support
dc.typeText
dc.date.updated2022-10-01T01:11:12Z
dc.contributor.committeememberAbbud-Madrid, Angel
dc.contributor.committeememberBazilian, Morgan D.
dc.contributor.committeememberLange, Ian
dc.contributor.committeememberGaudreault, Michele
dcterms.embargo.expires2023-03-30
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorColorado School of Mines
dc.rights.accessEmbargo Expires: 03/30/2023


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