A New Force at a New Frontier: Europe's Development in the Space Field in the Light of Its Main Actors, Policies, Law and Activities from Its Beginnings Up to the Present

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 2, 2006 - Science - 632 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Space a Tale of Several Europes
1
Blue Streaks Fate and the End of British Tripartism
17
The Impulse
28
EUROPES FIRST SPACE ORGANIZATIONS
39
The Building of Europes Early Space Capacity
66
The Advent of International Satellite Communications
95
Now Lets Play Launcher Redesign ELDOs Early
114
A Forum for Crisis The European Space Conference
124
From Granada to the Toulouse Replacement
331
Summary and Conclusion
338
Infrastructure
352
NationallyProvided Infrastructure
371
Conclusion
379
Selected Aspects of ESA Practice
383
International Cooperation
444
THE WIDER EUROPEAN SPACE FIELD AND ITS ISSUES
483

The Transformation of ESRO ELDOs
155
THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY
179
ESAs First Generation and Continuation Programmes
222
Man in Space and
290
Consolidation of the European InOrbit Infrastructure Concept
301
The Hague Scenarios Rites of Passage
312
The Reduction and Reorientation of the Hague Construction
320
The Operational and Commercial Sector
502
Issues of Utilization and Competition
539
La Grande Europe and Space
566
PART VCONCLUSION
587
Abbreviations
595
Glossary
601
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