Space Exploration

The Geopolitics of Space Exploration

Authors: Spagnulo, Marcello

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  • An account of past, current, and future geopolitical trends in space explorationExplains the political and economic importance of Earth-related applications, including GPS and cyberspaceWritten by an aeronautical engineer with over 30 years of experience in public and private industry

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This is the tale of the modern Space Age, detailing all the risks, rewards and rivalries that have fueled space exploration over the decades. Jump into a world of ambitious entrepreneurs and determined spacefaring nations, of secret spy satellites and espionage, of all the cooperative and competing interests vying for dominance in ways little known to the public.

Written by an Italian aeronautical engineer with over thirty years of experience in government and private industry, this English translation explains how and why the game has fundamentally evolved and where it is headed next.

Exploring such topics as GPS and cyberspace, the economics of private and public industry and the political motivations of emerging spacefaring powerhouses like China, this book is an engaging foray into the ongoing battle for our terrestrial home through extraterrestrial means.

About the authors

Marcello Spagnulo is an aeronautical engineer. He has worked for thirty years in the space sector both in private industries and in government agencies, in Italy and abroad (Holland, France, Guyana). He has held various managerial positions in strategy and planning, business development, program management and aerospace engineering. Since 2009, he has published three books related to space, two of which published with Springer.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Fundamentals of Astronautics

    Pages 1-9

    Spagnulo, Marcello

  • The Space Race: Moondust

    Pages 11-22

    Spagnulo, Marcello

  • Rocket Science: Globalization and Missiles

    Pages 23-32

    Spagnulo, Marcello

  • Beyond the Movies: The Real War for Space We Never Saw on Screen

    Pages 33-39

    Spagnulo, Marcello

  • Rocket Man: From The Space Shuttle to the International Space Station

    Pages 40-50

    Spagnulo, Marcello

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Softcover 25,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Geopolitics of Space Exploration
Authors
Series Title
Space Exploration
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-69125-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-69125-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-69124-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 145
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
English translation of the original Italian edition published by Rubbettino Editore, 2019, with the Italian-language title "Geopolitica dell'Esplorazione Spaziale: La sfida di Icaro nel terzo millennio"
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