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Digital Library


 

 

Doctrine



 
  • Space Capstone Publication
     
    Space Capstone Publication, Spacepower
     
    The inaugural Space Capstone Publication, Spacepower (SCP) is capstone doctrine for the United States Space Force and represents our Service’s first articulation of an independent theory of spacepower. This publication answers why spacepower is vital for our Nation, how military spacepower is employed, who military space forces are, and what military space forces value. In short, this capstone document is the foundation of our professional body of knowledge as we forge an independent military Service committed to space operations. Like all doctrine, the SCP remains subject to the policies and strategies that govern its employment. Military spacepower has deterrent and coercive capacities — it provides independent options for National and Joint leadership but achieves its greatest potential when integrated with other forms of military power.
  • SDP 3-99, The DAF Role in Joint All-Domain Operations
     
    Space Doctrine Publication 3-99, The DAF Role in Joint All-Domain Operations
     
    The Department of the Air Force, for the first time since becoming a multi-Service organization, presents unified operational doctrine for the entire department. This Department of the Air Force Doctrine Publication 3-99, The Department of the Air Force Role in Joint All-Domain Operations, is a guiding doctrinal statement of the way ahead for both Services in the vital and growing area of joint all-domain operations. Each Service contributes to the full range of forces and capabilities made available to the joint force commander. Together, they provide the incomparable ability to exploit air and space in the service of our Nation.


     
  • SDP 1-0, Personnel
     
    Space Doctrine Publication 1-0, Personnel

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
     
    Space Doctrine Publication (SDP) 1-0, Personnel, aligns with current USSF doctrine and Chief of Space Operations’ Planning Guidance. SDP 1-0 articulates the current USSF structure, the contributions of external agencies to the USSF, and best practices for force development and sustainment unique to the Guardian culture. Personnel readiness and resilience enables the USSF to provide trained and ready forces, including Guardians, Active-duty Airmen, Department of the Air Force (DAF) civilians, Air Force Reservists, and Air National Guardsman. 


     
  • SDP 4-0, Sustainment
     
    Space Doctrine Publication 4-0, Sustainment

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
     
    Space Doctrine Publication (SDP) 4-0, Sustainment presents the United States Space Force’s body of knowledge pertaining to the sustainment of space forces and capabilities required to support the freedom to operate in, from, and to space. SDP 4-0 discusses fundamentals of space sustainment. Nine principles of sustainment are essential to achieving the Space Force’s cornerstone responsibilities. The nine principles are integration, anticipation, responsiveness, simplicity, economy, survivability, continuity, improvisation, and interoperability.



     
  • SDP 2-0, Intelligence
     
    Space Doctrine Publication 2-0, Intelligence

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
     
    Space Doctrine Publication (SDP) 2-0, Intelligence establishes doctrine for United States Space Force (USSF) intelligence operations to support the freedom to operate in, from, and to space. This doctrine publication is official advice and commanders should follow it except when, in their judgment, circumstances dictate otherwise. By its nature, doctrine is not directive, and instead provides the Space Force an informed starting point for decision-making and strategy development. Doctrine reflects fundamental principles and best practices based on extant capabilities. It incorporates changes derived from lessons learned during operations, training, wargames, exercises, and, when appropriate, validated concepts.
     
  • SDP 5-0, Planning
     
    Space Doctrine Publication 5-0, Planning

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
     
    Space Doctrine Publication (SDP) 5-0, Planning, aligns with current USSF doctrine and the Joint Planning Process (JPP) in accordance with the Chief of Space Operations' Planning Guidance. SDP 5-0 marks an initial step in transitioning service space doctrine from Air Force Doctrine Publication (AFDP) 3-14, Counterspace Operations, into USSF doctrine. Effective planning is critical for enabling military space forces to conduct prompt and sustained space operations that fulfill the cornerstone responsibilities of the USSF: preserve freedom of action, enable joint lethality and effectiveness, and provide independent options.

     
  • SDP 3-0, Operations
     
    Space Doctrine Publication 3-0, Operations

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
     
    Space Doctrine Publication (SDP) 3-0, Operations establishes doctrine for United States Space Force operations in, from, and to space. SDP 3-0, Operations, aligns with current Space Force doctrine, Chief of Space Operations’ Planning Guidance, and Joint Publication 3-14, Joint Space Operations. SDP 3-0, Operations, as keystone doctrine for the United States Space Force (USSF) describes official advice and best practices for supporting the joint force commander (JFC) in gaining and exploiting a position of advantage within the space domain.



     
  • SDP 3-100, Space Domain Awareness
     
    Space Doctrine Publication 3-100, Space Domain Awareness

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
     
    Space Doctrine Publication (SDP) 3-100, Space Domain Awareness, an operational-level publication subordinate to Space Doctrine This publication addresses the relationships between the elements of space domain awareness (SDA) and describes best practices for each based on existing capabilities. SDA is the timely, relevant, and actionable understanding of the operational environment that allows military forces to plan, integrate, execute, and assess space operations. According to Space-Track.org there were approximately 8,400 operational payloads and approximately 44,900 total objects, including debris, being tracked in the space domain in July 2023.