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Revised and updated in 2010, this comprehensive study recounts the story of the U.S. Navy's first half century of space and space-related activities to support its sea, air, and land-projection operations. Much of its satellite capability was acquired jointly in cooperation with the other U.S. military services and agencies. The ending point to this chronicle marks fifty years since the Chief of Naval Operations at the time, Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, identified and promulgated nine requirements foreseen by the Navy for space capabilities. This half century spans the Cold War and U.S. engagements in Southeast Asia, the Balkans, and the Middle East. During this period, the Navy grew increasingly dependent on using space technology to support its tactical and strategic missions.