The Environment of Space as a Theater of War

  • Linda Dawson
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


A theater of war can be defined as the entire land, sea, and air area that is involved in war operations. A part of military strategy is to evaluate the theater of war for accessibility, affordability, and appropriateness for military operations. Outer space is a dangerous and unforgiving environment.


Microgravity Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) Space environment effects testing Vacuum effects Atomic oxygen erosion Molecular contamination Ultraviolet (UV) radiation Ionizing radiation Electromagnetic (EM) spectrum Van Allen belts Active and passive shielding Radiation-hardened Redundant multi-core processors Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) electronics High Performance Spaceflight Computing (HPSC) Processor Chiplet Plasma Thermal control system 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda Dawson
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  1. 1.Senior Lecturer EmeritusUniversity of WashingtonTacomaUSA

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