Studies in Space Policy

European Autonomy in Space

Editors: Al-Ekabi, Cenan (Ed.)

  • Reflects Europe's development within the space industry with autonomy as a driving factor
  • Comprehensive overview of European efforts in areas such as energy, culture, science and security
  • Shows importance of autonomous space capabilities even in an interdependent globalized world
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The volume provides analyses and evaluations of the continuing importance of Europe’s autonomy in its access to space as a key driver in the development of European space capabilities. From a detailed historical analysis of some of the pitfalls of dependence in the space industry, experts analyse the full range of current European space capabilities and identify areas where autonomy is both possible and required, even in a situation of severe budgetary constraints.
The contributions present a comprehensive overview of European efforts in a broad range of areas including energy, culture, science, and security; access to space, space applications, human spaceflight, security and space situational awareness, and strategic issues. They make a cogent strategic and economic case for policy makers to continue to bear in mind the importance of autonomous space capabilities, even in an interdependent globalised world.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Evolution of Europe’s Launcher and Flagship Space Initiatives

    Al-Ekabi, Cenan (et al.)

    Pages 1-45

  • Strategic Autonomy in EU Space Policy: A Conceptual and Practical Exploration

    Wouters, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 49-61

  • Autonomy and Dependence in Space Sciences

    Bonnet, Roger-Maurice

    Pages 63-75

  • Lessons for European Autonomy in Space from Past Pursuits of Energy Autonomy

    Schubert, Samuel R.

    Pages 77-91

  • In Search of Shared Autonomy: The EU as a Restricted Foreign, Security and Defence Political Actor

    Algieri, Franco

    Pages 93-103

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
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  • Due: November 11, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36477-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
European Autonomy in Space
Editors
  • Cenan Al-Ekabi
Series Title
Studies in Space Policy
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-11110-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-11110-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-11109-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36477-3
Series ISSN
1868-5307
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 198
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations
Topics