A New Force at a New Frontier: Europes Development in the Space Field in the Light of its Main Actors, Policies, Law and Activitie by Kevin MaddersA New Force at a New Frontier: Europes Development in the Space Field in the Light of its Main Actors, Policies, Law and Activitie by Kevin Madders

A New Force at a New Frontier: Europes Development in the Space Field in the Light of its Main…

byKevin Madders

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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This book will provide a comprehensive source of information for space specialists and others having a close interest in European space affairs. Written by an acknowledged expert and former space agency official, the work opens up a vital component of Europe's technostructure and the world's space programs. Its mass of information will serve the insider as a handy reference while its lively analysis will assist public judgment of European space efforts. The book first explores the Space Age's origins and Europe's response up to the 1970s. It then devotes its bulk to the present scene by investigating ESA, Eutelsat, Arianespace, Eumetsat, ASTRA, national agencies and other bodies. How this scene works, what has been achieved, how space technology is made and used and how policy is formed are main concerns, but of interest too are various crises, including recently Europe's man-in-space program. The book identifies challenges for the space community, business, and the EU and how they may be met.
Title:A New Force at a New Frontier: Europes Development in the Space Field in the Light of its Main…Format:PaperbackDimensions:632 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 1.26 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521030226

ISBN - 13:9780521030229

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Table of Contents

Preface; About the author; 1. Introduction: space, a tale of several Europes; Part I. The Genesis of Cooperation: 2. Rockets, the Cold War and Sputnik's civilian legacy; 3. Blue Streak's fate and the end of British Tripartism; 4. Going from the very small to the very big: the impulse towards space research in Europe; Part II. Europe's First Space Organizations: 5. Parallel paths into space: ELDO, ESRO and their charters; 6. The building of Europe's early space capacity; 7. The advent of international satellite communications and Europe; 8. Now let's play launcher redesign - ELDO's early tribulations and attempts at reform; 9. A forum for crisis - the European space conference; 10. Metamorphosis: the transformation of ESRO, ELDO's downfall and a Franco-German space pact; Part III. The European Space Agency: 11. The ESA convention and ESA's basic institutional system; 12. ESA's first generation and continuation programmes; 13. ESA's second generation programmes: man in space and the long-term plan; 14. Infrastructure; 15. Selected aspects of ESA practice; 16. International cooperation; Part IV. The Wider European Space Field and its Issues: 17. The role of national space programmes; 18. The operational and commercial sector; 19. Issues of utilization and competition; 20. La Grande Europe and space; Part V. Conclusion: 21. Synthesis and conclusions; Abbreviations; Glossary.

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"...this book will serve mosstly as a useful reference work...." John Krige, Isis