Commercial Satellite Imagery: A tactic in nuclear weapon deterrence

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Bhupendra Jasani, Gotthard Stein
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 1, 2002 - Science - 299 pages
This will be the first book that deals with the use of commercial satellite imagery to monitor non-proliferation of nuclear weapons non-intrusively from space by an international organisation. The book deals with both the technical as well as policy issues related to the nuclear weapons non-proliferation issues. The authors discuss how an international organisation such as the International Atomic Energy Agency can use information derived from satellites to enhance its policing task.
 

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Contents

Introduction B Jasani and G Stein
1
Geographical information systems in nuclear safeguards Andre Poucet
8
The new safeguards protocol the need for new verification technologies
11
Use of commercial satellite imagery in strengthening IAEA safeguards
23
The role of satellite imagery for monitoring international treaties
49
Analysis of digital satellite imagery M J Canty and I Niemeyer
67
Commercial remote satellite programmes
79
some case studies B Jasani
181
facilities 138
194
the Canadian experience Q S Bob Truong
237
Canada Q S
257
Acceptability of the Use of Satellite Imagery for Agency Safeguards
273
Conclusion B Jasani and G Stein
289
Index
295
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