Index︎Interoffice communications︎”State of Space report 2036”


From: Lakin, Kate

To: Armsten, Genevieve

Cc: Queen, Nate; Hammels, Mark; Dubos, Mary; Almeda, Alison

Subject: State of Space report 2036

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2036 4:12:04 PM

Attachments: CSIS State%20of%20Space.drx

Everyone:

CSIS just put out its State of Space report and it’s a bit less than rosy, I’m sending some good (well, bad) excerpts here. It’ll make you want to get a drink, or at least it did for me:

“With the doubling of the China-Africa Mutuality’s combined ISR and PNT satellite stock every year over the last 3 years, a whopping 183 payloads in the last 8 months, and finally, the production of the Yaping-Tiangong 5 autofactory satellite due to be completed in early 2037, the CAMSE has officially outstripped NASA. Combined with CAMSE’s cooperative efforts with Roscosmos, the overall space activity of CAMSE-Roscosmos outstrips NASA and the ESA easily.”

“The writing, you could easily say, is on the wall for Western space exploration in many respects, though it arguably incubated spaceflight during the 20th century Cold War with the USSR.”

“CAMSE’s ISR and PNT capabilities are staggering. “From Mbita Point [Aerospace Center, CAMSE’s state of the art space center on the coast of Lake Victoria], we can detect a rat in a New York City subway, count the hairs on Hallsley’s head in London, and track the pulses of a quasar, all at once, instantly.””

“Even organizationally speaking, the Alliance finds itself hopelessly outmoded. The 2024 update of the Allied Joint Doctrine for Air and Space Operations, for example, is merely 198 pages to the massive Communicative Command Aerospace Document, which CAMSE published last year, coming in at a whopping 500-odd pages and filled with protocol, doctrine, strategy, tactics, and futures for CAMSE, specifically its defensive capacities.”

kate


Attached: CSIS State%20of%20Space.drx
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From: Queen, Nate

To: Armsten, Genevieve

Cc: Lakin, Kate; Hammels, Mark; Dubos, Mary; Almeda, Alison

Subject: State of Space report 2018

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2036 7:08:36 PM

Any mention of NASA’s participation in the Eternity scenario last year?

q.

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From: Lakin, Kate

To: Armsten, Genevieve

Cc: Queen, Nate; Hammels, Mark; Dubos, Mary; Almeda, Alison

Subject: State of Space report 2018

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2036 7:08:36 PM

Funny you ask

“NASA was officially for the first time asked to participate in SACEUR’s Eternity war game in 2035, and the agency’s performance should terrify anyone who still believes the Alliance has space superiority” it goes on, I bet you can guess with what

kate

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From: Dubos, Mary

To: Armsten, Genevieve

Cc: Lakin, Kate; Hammels, Mark; Queen, Nate; Almeda, Alison

Subject: State of Space report 2018

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2036 7:33:45 PM

yikes

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From: Armsten, Genevieve

To: Dubos, Mark

Cc: Lakin, Kate; Hammels, Mark; Queen, Nate; Almeda, Alison

Subject: State of Space report 2018

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2036 7:33:45 PM

Well they’re not really wrong but damn