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SpringerBriefs in Space Development

SpringerBriefs in Space Development

Series Ed.: Simpson, Michael K.

ISSN: 2191-8171

The SpringerBriefs in Space Development series unpacks trends in space exploration and its impact on society. Under the auspices of the International Space University, it features interdisciplinary contributions from space experts and rising professionals about this rapidly expanding field.


The Briefs are concise and forward-looking, ranging from 50 to 125 pages (25,000-45,000 words). They broach topics such as:

  • Space technology design and optimization
  • Astrodynamics, spaceflight dynamics, and astronautics
  • Resource management and mission planning
  • Human factors and life support systems
  • Space-related law, politics, economics, and culture

  • Readers will find herein reviews of a hot or emerging field; introductions to core concepts; extended research reports; manuals describing an experimental technique or technology; and multidisciplinary essays. 


    The Briefs are published as part of Springer's eBook collections, and in addition are available for individual print and electronic purchase. They are characterized by fast, global electronic dissemination, straightforward publishing agreements, easy-to-use manuscript preparation and formatting guidelines, and expedited production schedules.

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