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Space Policy in Developing Countries: The Search for Security and Development on the Final Frontier

Space Policy in Developing Countries: The Search for Security and Development on the Final Frontier

Robert C. Harding
January 31, 2017

This book analyses the rationale and history of space programs in countries of the developing world. Space was at one time the sole domain of the wealthiest developed countries. However, the last couple of decades of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century have...

Transatlantic Space Politics: Competition and Cooperation Above the Clouds

Transatlantic Space Politics: Competition and Cooperation Above the Clouds

Sheng-Chih Wang
April 29, 2013

This book examines transatlantic politics through an analysis of 60 years of US-European strategic interaction in space. The significance of space politics for the study of transatlantic relations receives surprisingly little scholarly attention. As a theatre of interaction, transatlantic space...

US Hypersonic Research and Development: The Rise and Fall of 'Dyna-Soar', 1944-1963

US Hypersonic Research and Development: The Rise and Fall of 'Dyna-Soar', 1944-1963

Roy F. Houchin II
March 22, 2013

An essential new account of some of the most valuable research and development in international military history. Roy F. Houchin II shows how the roots of US Air Force hypersonic research and development are grounded in Army Air Force General Henry H. 'Hap' Arnold's identification of the need...

Space Strategy in the 21st Century: Theory and Policy

Space Strategy in the 21st Century: Theory and Policy

Eligar Sadeh
November 26, 2012

This book offers an overview of space strategy in the 21st century. The purpose of space strategy is to coordinate, integrate, and prioritize space activities across security, commercial, and civil sectors. Without strategy, space activities continue to provide value, but it becomes difficult to...

Chinese Space Policy: A Study in Domestic and International Politics

Chinese Space Policy: A Study in Domestic and International Politics

Roger Handberg, Zhen Li
September 13, 2012

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 and Defense Policy

Space and Defense Policy

Damon Coletta, Frances T. Pilch
January 15, 2010

This edited volume introduces the reader to the role of space in military and defense strategy, and outlines some of the major foreign and domestic actors in the space arena, as well as constraints of law and treaties on activities in space. It also addresses science and technology as they relate...

The International Politics of Space

The International Politics of Space

Michael Sheehan
October 31, 2007

The year 2007 saw the fiftieth anniversary of the Space Age, which began with the launching of Sputnik by the Soviet Union in October 1957. Space is crucial to the politics of the postmodern world. It has seen competition and cooperation in the past fifty years, and is in danger of becoming a...

Space Warfare: Strategy, Principles and Policy

Space Warfare: Strategy, Principles and Policy

John J. Klein
April 06, 2006

This new study considers military space strategy within the context of the land and naval strategies of the past. Explaining why and how strategists note the similarities of space operations to those of the air and naval forces, this book shows why many such strategies unintentionally lead to...

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