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Commercial Space Exploration

Potential Contributions of Private Actors to Space Exploration Programmes

Authors: Iacomino, Clelia

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  • Offers a comprehensive overview of current space exploration in terms of geopolitical and commercial aspects
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This book offers a comprehensive overview of current space exploration in terms of geopolitical and commercial aspects. Despite multiple attempts to foster commercial activities in the field of space exploration, for decades the domain largely continued to be funded and led by governments in the form of national and international programmes. However, the situation changed with the retirement of the Space Shuttle and the introduction of NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) programme, which employed an innovative procurement scheme based on competitive, performance-based, fixed-price milestones. The success of this programme marked an important milestone in the evolution of the relationship between government and industry. The growing opportunities for private actors to make more prominent contributions to space exploration also lie in the “New Space” ecosystem, a sectoral transformation characterised by a substantial increase in private investment and the emergence of commercial efforts to develop disruptive concepts and address new markets. 

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eBook $44.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Commercial Space Exploration
Book Subtitle
Potential Contributions of Private Actors to Space Exploration Programmes
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs from the European Space Policy Institute
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15751-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15751-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-15750-0
Series ISSN
2523-8582
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 95
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