Space Exploration

The Iranian Space Endeavor

Ambitions and Reality

Authors: Tarikhi, Parviz

  • Provides a detailed look at the events and policies surrounding the Iranian space endeavor
  • Written by a specialist who has personally experienced and witnessed the procedures involved
  • Enlightens the reader to the historical, legal, social and cultural aspects of the Iranian space endeavor
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About this book

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.

About the authors

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, including as Second Vice-Chair and Rapporteur in 2004-06 of the committee bureau. Since 2001, he has co-chaired Action Team Number 1 of UNISPACE-III with the mission to "develop a comprehensive worldwide environmental monitoring strategy." From 2004-07 he led the Office for Specialized International Cooperation of the Iranian Space Agency. He is also a freelance journalist and technical writer.

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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)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Tarikhi, Parviz

    Pages 1-3

  • From air into space: formation of infrastructures

    Tarikhi, Parviz

    Pages 5-43

  • Education, research and public awareness for capacity building

    Tarikhi, Parviz

    Pages 45-76

  • International cooperation: a progressive approach

    Tarikhi, Parviz

    Pages 77-116

  • Legislation, managerial and administrational turmoil

    Tarikhi, Parviz

    Pages 117-134

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05347-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05346-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Iranian Space Endeavor
Book Subtitle
Ambitions and Reality
Authors
Series Title
Space Exploration
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05347-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05347-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-05346-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 314
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations, 102 illustrations in colour
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