Commercial Utilization of Space: An International Comparison of Framework Conditions
Few works are available on commercial utilization of space with emphasis on microgravity & remote sensing. This is one of those rare books. The authors focus on basic economic, technical, infrastructural, market, political & legal requirements. Scenarios for the successful commercialization of space are presented & how to access government & university research. An essential reference for space planners, managers & engineers in this field.
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