Crowded Orbits: Conflict and Cooperation in Space by James Clay MoltzCrowded Orbits: Conflict and Cooperation in Space by James Clay Moltz

Crowded Orbits: Conflict and Cooperation in Space

byJames Clay Moltz

Hardcover | April 29, 2014

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Space has become increasingly crowded since the end of the Cold War, with new countries, companies, and even private citizens operating satellites and becoming spacefarers. This book offers general readers a valuable primer on space policy from an international perspective. It examines the competing themes of space competition and cooperation while providing readers with an understanding of the basics of space technology, diplomacy, commerce, science, and military applications.

The recent expansion of human space activity poses new challenges to existing treaties and other governance tools for space, increasing the likelihood of conflict over a diminishing pool of beneficial locations and resources close to Earth. Drawing on more than twenty years of experience in international space policy debates, James Clay Moltz examines possible avenues for cooperation among the growing pool of space actors, considering their shared interests in space traffic management, orbital debris control, division of the radio frequency spectrum, and the prevention of military conflict. Moltz concludes with policy recommendations for enhanced international collaboration in space situational awareness, scientific exploration, and restraining harmful military activities.

James Clay Moltz is a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School and holds a joint appointment in the Department of National Security Affairs and the Space Systems Academic Group. He is the author of The Politics of Space Security: Strategic Restraint and the Pursuit of National Interests and Asia's Space Race: National Motivations, R...
Title:Crowded Orbits: Conflict and Cooperation in SpaceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.1 inPublished:April 29, 2014Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231159129

ISBN - 13:9780231159128

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction 1. Getting Into Orbit2. The Politics of the Space Age 3. Civil Space: Science and Exploration4. Commercial Space Developments 5. Military Space: Expanded Uses and New Risks6. Space Diplomacy 7. Trends and Future OptionsNotesIndex

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