Communities of Interest

The Goal of the Space CoIs is to:

  1. Facilitate collaboration and leveraging of complementary investments of the space S&T efforts performed by the DoD, Intelligence Community, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Energy (DoE), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the commercial space industry and, as appropriate, Allied and friendly nations in support of the intent of the nation's Space interests; and
  2. Identify gaps, establish and maintain a set of S&T roadmaps to guide Space Community research program investments, perform portfolio assessments, and provide future resource recommendations to leadership.

  • Satellite Communications (SATCOM): Provide seamless, end-to-end, space-based communications that are integrated and interoperable.
  • Missile Warning, Missile Defense, Kill Assessment and Attack Assessment: Provide timely and unambiguous detection of ballistic missile launches and nuclear detonations from space.
  • Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT): Provide the ability for generating and using signals to enable determination of precise location, movement and time.
  • Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR): Provide Space-based systems for Space Situational Awareness (SSA), Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT); includes National Technical Means, Commercial/Foreign Family of Systems, and small, rapid-response opportunities.
  • Space Control (SC) and Space Situational Awareness (SSA): Provide freedom of action in space to ensure: resilience to threats, ability to perform in a degraded environment, and ability to deny an adversary‚Äôs use of space against our forces in conflict.
  • Space Access (SA): Provide delivery, maneuvering, and recovery of payloads to and from space in a responsive, reliable, flexible manner, ensuring assured access to space in peace, crisis, and through the spectrum of conflict.
  • Space and Terrestrial Environmental Monitoring (EM): Provide remote sensing and monitoring of the operational space environment and Earth weathercasting.
  • Command and Control (C2); and Satellite Operations (SATOPS): Provide the ability to operate over space forces and resources to monitor, assess, plan, and execute space operations at all echelons of command.
  • Space Enablers: Development of pervasive technologies that facilitates the technical ability to perform successfully in the Space Arena.
  • Space Resilience: Provide the ability to support the functions necessary for mission success in spite of hostile action or adverse conditions.