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Space Exploration

The New Space Race: China vs. USA

Authors: Seedhouse, Erik

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  • Discusses the political and strategic implications of China's increased manned spaceflight activities in the context of a looming space race with the United States
  • Sets out how Beijing's aspirations in space may soon rival those of the United States
  • Explains how manned spaceflight is seen by the Chinese as crucial to sustain the legitimacy of the Communist Party in China
  • Provides insights into current and future U.S. and Chinese space hardware
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About this book

The world’s most populous nation views space as an asset, not only from a technological and commercial perspective but also from a political one. The repercussions of this ideology already extend far beyond Washington. China vs. the United States explores future Chinese aspirations in space and the implications of a looming space race.

Dr. Seedhouse provides background information on the fifteen-year history of the China National Space Administration and its long list of accomplishments. Sino-U.S. technological and commercial interests in space are discussed, including their interest in encouraging a potential space race. The national security objectives of the U.S. and China are also examined.

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“This book is exceptional for bringing together a vast amount of information on the space programmes of both the US and China in a single volume. … provides an exhaustive catalogue of the hardware and space assets of both countries along with documenting their space command and control facilities, enabling quicker assessment of comparative capabilities. … For anyone interested in understanding the development of China’s space technology, its probable aims and the future course of space exploration and exploitation, this book will indeed prove valuable.” (Rukmani Gupta, Journal of Defence Studies, Vol. 4 (4), October, 2010)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Rising dragon

    Pages 3-22

    Seedhouse, Dr Erik, M.Med.Sc., Ph.D., FBIS

  • US and Chinese space policy

    Pages 23-48

    Seedhouse, Dr Erik, M.Med.Sc., Ph.D., FBIS

  • Space warfare doctrine

    Pages 51-77

    Seedhouse, Dr Erik, M.Med.Sc., Ph.D., FBIS

  • Military space assets

    Pages 79-106

    Seedhouse, Dr Erik, M.Med.Sc., Ph.D., FBIS

  • Exploding China’s dreams

    Pages 107-123

    Seedhouse, Dr Erik, M.Med.Sc., Ph.D., FBIS

Buy this book

eBook 26,74 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0880-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 34,31 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0879-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The New Space Race: China vs. USA
Authors
Series Title
Space Exploration
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Praxis
Copyright Holder
Praxis
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0880-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0880-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0879-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
256
Number of Illustrations
52 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK
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