The Iranian Space Endeavor: Ambitions and Reality by Parviz TarikhiThe Iranian Space Endeavor: Ambitions and Reality by Parviz Tarikhi

The Iranian Space Endeavor: Ambitions and Reality

byParviz Tarikhi

Paperback | July 31, 2014

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Provides a detailed look at the events and policies surrounding the Iranian space endeavor.

For those who see the trend of progress and movement of the Iranian space endeavor from the outside, it can be difficult to understand what goes on behind the scenes. However, for one who observes these events firsthand, they take on a very different meaning. In this book, the author brings new and different profiles of Iran's space endeavor to light. Iran claims to be the ninth leading country in the world capable of manufacturing satellites and launching them, plans to land an astronaut on the Moon within a decade, and says its own president plans to be the first Iranian astronaut to travel into space. The author explains in this book that not all of these claims are quite as they seem. In addition to technical explanations, the book also includes historical, legal, social and cultural aspects of Iran's space program as well. It is the author's goal to create a tangible feeling of Iran's space endeavor for the readers.

Dr. Parviz Tarikhi is a space science and technology specialist in Iran, majoring in radar remote sensing since 1994. He holds a PhD in physics from Knightsbridge University in Denmark, focusing on microwave remote sensing. He has been involved with the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN-COPUOS) since 2000...
Title:The Iranian Space Endeavor: Ambitions and RealityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:314 pagesPublished:July 31, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319053469

ISBN - 13:9783319053462

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- From Air Into Space, Formation of Industrial Infrastructure.- Education and Public Awareness for Capacity Building.- Legislation, Managerial and Administrational Turmoil.- Bureaucratized Research.- Applications and Services.- Outreach, International Cooperation and Retrogradation of Vision.- Development of Domestic Satellites, Space Apparatus, Launchers and Ground Facilities.- Space Plans, Ambitions, Short-Sightedness and Paranoia.- Breaching the Principles and Ethical Crisis.- Discussion, Argument and Analysis.- Conclusions.

Editorial Reviews

From the book reviews:"Topics covered include the history of Iranian aeronautics from the earliest times through the formation of the Iranian Air Force and the national airline; Iran's policy-making entities and its aerospace companies; and the country's space research and services, domestic spacecraft, and launch vehicles. . This book fills a gap in the space program literature, providing a rare inside look at Iran's space program and its plans and capabilities. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All academic, general, and professional audiences." (A. M. Strauss, Choice, Vol. 52 (6), February, 2015)