International Space Commerce

Author: Roger Handberg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780813029849
Format: PDF, ePub
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Offers a historical analysis of the international politicians, economists, scientists, and industrialists who have sought to create an entrepreneurial space program. This book also brings a political perspective to the risks, goals, and predicted rewards of space commerce.

The Politics of Space

Author: Eligar Sadeh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136884254
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The pace of space exploration has long been dictated by political motivations. This book helps to explain why this is so in the post-Cold War era. Combining essays, a glossary of terms, tables and statistics, this new title from Routledge comes as a welcome addition to this increasingly popular topic. The book: covers theories and concepts, as well as current issues gives a background to international and national space agencies contains essays that cover military, commercial and governmental actors in space politics.

Space Exploration and Humanity A Historical Encyclopedia 2 volumes

Author: American Astronautical Society
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851095195
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A complete history of human endeavors in space, this book also moves beyond the traditional topics of human spaceflight, space technology, and space science to include political, social, cultural, and economic issues, and also commercial, civilian, and military applications. • 580 articles describing various aspects of manned and unmanned space exploration, including a full range of social, technological, and political issues, such as government policy, nationalism, and the technology/military-driven economy • Six overview essays, introducing each of the encyclopedia's major sections and putting that aspect of space exploration into historical context • 136 contributors, many who are leading space historians and experts affiliated with the American Astronautical Society, make firsthand knowledge and fresh insights accessible to all audiences • Numerous photos, including stunning shots from space, star charts, technical drawings, and more • Short bibliographies conclude each entry, pointing readers to the best sources to find out more about the topic • A Glossary defining the various technical terms encountered in the encyclopedia

Chinese Space Policy

Author: Roger Handberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134214162
Format: PDF, Docs
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This volume explains the beginnings and expansion of China's space program, analyzing how China is now able to hold such ambitions and how the interaction between technology, politics and economics has influenced the Chinese space program. It opens by tracing out the earlier development of the space program and identifying the successes and problems that plagued this initial effort, later focusing upon its development over the past decade and into the future. As China is now able to reach into outer space with its machines and, since 2003, with its humans, the authors examine how this move from a non-participant status to a state operating at the highest level of space activities has confirmed its potential place as the new economic and military superpower of the twenty-first century. They also demonstrate how recent successes mean that China is now confronted by an issue previously encountered by other space ‘powers’, such as the United States and the former Soviet Union: what is the value of the space program, given its high costs and likelihood of dramatic failure? Chinese Space Policy will be of great interest to students of space studies, Chinese politics, security studies, and international relations in general.

Space Commerce

Author: John J. Egan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9782881247576
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Now that the West has been so satisfactorily won, entrepreneurs are willing and eager to offer their services to the waiting virgin wilderness they deem to be the economic frontier of the next century. Here is help in the form of nearly 50 papers on policy, commercial, and technical aspects of the potential. The topics include engineering materials in space, remote sensing, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, telecommunications, facilities and services, the business environment, and government investment in their endeavors. Reproduced from the authors' copies. No bibliography. Book club price $95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Beyond the International Space Station The Future of Human Spaceflight

Author: Michael J Rycroft
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402009624
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Y. Fujimori, Symposium Programme Committee Chair, and Faculty Member, International Space University e-mail: [email protected] isunet. edu M. Rycroft, Faculty Member, International Space University e-mail: [email protected]isu. isunet. edu Building on the foundations provided by the International Space Station, now partially constructed and already in use in low Earth orbit, what will be the future directions of human spaceflight? This was the key question discussed from many viewpoints - technical, entrepreneurial, governmental, legal - at the seventh Annual Symposium held in Strasbourg, France, early in June 2002. Many ideas on the "whys" and the "hows" of our future exploration of the final frontier were put forward in a stimulating environment. The unique perspective of the International Space University (ISU) - namely an interdisciplinary, international and intercultural perspective - enhanced both the presentations and the discussions. More than 150 people attended the Symposium, including the current members of the Master of Space Studies class who are attending an 11 month course at ISU. They are young professionals and postgraduate students who develop in-depth some part of the broad Symposium theme in their parallel Team Projects. Their final reports will be completed at the end of July 2002, and will be published independently. 1 Beyond the ISS: The Future of Human Spaceflight Keynote Address: A Summary The Need for a New Vision E. Vallerani, Advanced Logistic Technology Engineering Center, The Italian Gateway to the ISS, Corso Marche 79, Torino 10146, Italy e-mail: vallerani. [email protected]