ABSTRACT

This book offers an overview of space strategy in the 21st century.

The purpose of space strategy is to coordinate, integrate, and prioritize space activities across security, commercial, and civil sectors. Without strategy, space activities continue to provide value, but it becomes difficult to identify and execute long-term programs and projects and to optimize the use of space for security, economic, civil, and environmental ends. Strategy is essential for all these ends since dependence on, and use of, space is accelerating globally and space is integrated in the fabric of activities across all sectors and uses.

This volume identifies a number of areas of concern pertinent to the development of national space strategy, including: intellectual foundations; political challenges; international cooperation and space governance; space assurance and political, organizational, and management aspects specific to security space strategy. The contributing authors expand their focus beyond that of the United States, and explore and analyse the international developments and implications of national space strategies of Russia, China, Europe, Japan, India, Israel, and Brazil.

This book will be of much interest to students of space power and politics, strategic studies, foreign policy and International Relations in general.

chapter |14 pages

Introduction: towards space strategy: Eligar Sadeh

ByELIGAR SADEH

chapter 1|24 pages

Space and strategy: from theory to policy: James Clay Moltz

ByJAMES CLAY MOLTZ

chapter 2|13 pages

Political challenges of space strategy: Robie I. Samanta Roy

ByROBIE I . SAMANTA ROY

chapter 4|43 pages

Strategy for space assurance: James D. Rendleman

ByJAMES D . RENDLEMAN

chapter 5|39 pages

Strategy and the security space enterprise: David Christopher Arnold and Peter L. Hays

ByDAVID CHRISTOPHER ARNOLD AND PETER L . HAYS

chapter 7|22 pages

Space economics and commerce in a strategic context: Andrew J. Aldrin

ByANDREW J . ALDRIN

chapter 9|16 pages

Earth observations and space strategy: Moly K. Macauley

ByMOLLY K . MACAULEY

chapter 11|14 pages

China’s space strategy and policy evolution: Roger Handberg

ByROGER HANDBERG

chapter 12|15 pages

European experiences with space policies and strategies: Christophe Venet and Kai- Uwe Schrogl

ByCHRISTOPHE VENET AND KAI - UWE SCHROGL

chapter 14|19 pages

Space policy and strategy of India: G.S . Sachdeva

ByG . S . SACHDEVA

chapter 15|13 pages

Israel’s space strategy: Deganit Paikowsky, Ram Levi, and Isaac Ben Israel

ByDEGANIT PAIKOWSKY , RAM LEVI , AND ISAAC BEN ISRAEL