The Fair and Responsible Use of Space: An International Perspective by Wolfgang RathgeberThe Fair and Responsible Use of Space: An International Perspective by Wolfgang Rathgeber

The Fair and Responsible Use of Space: An International Perspective

byWolfgang RathgeberEditorKai-Uwe Schrogl, Ray A. Williamson

Hardcover | May 6, 2010

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As space applications become central to modern interaction, more and more entities are becoming involved in space activities. Consequently, strategies to establish the coordinated, ethically justifiable and sustainable conduct of space activities have to be found. Such an endeavour requires addressing current questions regarding the use of space, dealing with fair rules in orbit and discussing the way towards achieving truly global engagement on space security issues. The book outlines the current situation and identifies key challenges from the policy perspective. Taking this one step further, it also formulates principles and recommendations for global action. Nineteen eminent personalities from the space sector have united for this project, which is based on a conference organised at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) in November 2008 in Vienna.

Title:The Fair and Responsible Use of Space: An International PerspectiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:206 pagesPublished:May 6, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3211996524

ISBN - 13:9783211996522

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Table of Contents

The general concepts of fairness and responsibility.- The general concepts of fairness and responsibility.- Fairness and responsibility in space activities.- Fairness and responsibility in space activities.- United Nations' space policy to preserve peace and sustainable development.- United Nations' space policy to preserve peace and sustainable development.- Current questions regarding fair and responsible use of space - summarising introduction.- Fair and responsible uses of space: a perspective from an emerging space country.- Peaceful uses of outer space vs. militarisation: a cost-benefit analysis.- The space debris environment and its impacts.- Space situational awareness: an overview.- Fair rules on orbit - summarising introduction.- Data transfer issues.- Cooperation within the UN system.- Current international space security initiatives.- Space traffic control: issues and options.- The concept of space traffic management as a basis for achieving the fair and equitable use of outer space.- Achieving global engagement - summarising introduction.- How to engage current and future space actors.- The role of international organisations for the fair and responsible use of space.- Youth contributions to the debate on space security.- Annex.- Annex.

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From the reviews:"This book is very complete and very interesting for those interesting in the study policies about the use of the space. The book brings a lot of specialists where they present their ideas and speculation how the space shall be organized and explored for the good of humankind. I really reccommend this book if you are interested in this kind of political questions. . This book is a classical and I reccommend it for your personal library." (Philosophy, Religion and Science Book Reviews, bookinspections.wordpress.com, November, 2013)