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SpringerBriefs in Space Development

The Twenty-First Century Commercial Space Imperative

Authors: Young, Anthony

  • Introduces the idea of commercial space business studies for students as part of a growing new economic sector

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About this book

Young addresses the impressive expansion across existing and developing commercial space business markets, with multiple private companies competing in the payload launch services sector. The author pinpoints the new markets, technologies, and players in the industry, as well as highlighting the overall reasons why it is important for us to develop space. NASA now relies on commercial partners to supply cargo and crew spacecraft and services to and from the International Space Station. The sizes of satellites are diminishing and their capabilities expanding, while costs to orbit are decreasing. Suborbital space tourism holds the potential of new industries and jobs. Commercial space exploration of the Moon and the planets also holds promise. All this activity is a catalyst for anyone interested in joining the developing space industry, from students and researchers to engineers and entrepreneurs. As more and more satellites and rockets are launched and the business of space is expanding at a significant pace, it is increasingly important for scientists and engineers of many disciplines to understand how the business evolved and where it is continuing to develop. The growing field is fully explored in this concise overview to the players in this changing landscape.

About the authors

Anthony Young is the author of Lunar and Planetary Rovers: The Wheels of Apollo and the Quest for Mars (2007) and The Saturn V F-1 Engine: Powering Apollo into History (2009) both published by Springer. He has been a regular contributor to the online weekly The Space Review since 2004, writing on space policy and commercial space business.

Young is founder and president of Personal Spaceflight Advisors LLC, which advises high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals in determining and achieving their goals in suborbital and low-Earth orbital personal spaceflight. He is a graduate of Pratt Institute and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Design.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • From Satellites to Spinoffs: A Brief History of Commercial Space Activity

    Young, Anthony

    Pages 1-13

  • Game Changer: SpaceX

    Young, Anthony

    Pages 15-28

  • New Rockets and New Launch Methods

    Young, Anthony

    Pages 29-42

  • NASA Commercial Partnership Programs

    Young, Anthony

    Pages 43-57

  • Reducing the Cost to Low-Earth Orbit for Small Satellites

    Young, Anthony

    Pages 59-67

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-18929-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-18928-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Twenty-First Century Commercial Space Imperative
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Space Development
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18929-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18929-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-18928-4
Series ISSN
2191-8171
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 92
Number of Illustrations
31 illustrations in colour
Topics