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Crowded Orbits : Conflict and Cooperation in Space / James Clay Moltz.

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Author/Creator:
Moltz, James Clay author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2014]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : Figures: 2,
Subjects:
Astronautics and state.
Astronautics -- International cooperation.
Planets -- Exploration.
Space law.
Space security.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Space has become increasingly crowded since the end of the Cold War, with new countries, companies, and even private citizens operating satellites and becoming spacefarers. This book offers general readers a valuable primer on space policy from an international perspective. It examines the competing themes of space competition and cooperation while providing readers with an understanding of the basics of space technology, diplomacy, commerce, science, and military applications. The recent expansion of human space activity poses new challenges to existing treaties and other governance tools for space, increasing the likelihood of conflict over a diminishing pool of beneficial locations and resources close to Earth. Drawing on more than twenty years of experience in international space policy debates, James Clay Moltz examines possible avenues for cooperation among the growing pool of space actors, considering their shared interests in space traffic management, orbital debris control, division of the radio frequency spectrum, and the prevention of military conflict. Moltz concludes with policy recommendations for enhanced international collaboration in space situational awareness, scientific exploration, and restraining harmful military activities.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
Introduction
1. Getting Into Orbit
2. The Politics of the Space Age
3. Civil Space: Science and Exploration
4. Commercial Space Developments
5. Military Space: Expanded Uses and New Risks
6. Space Diplomacy
7. Trends and Future Options
Notes
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780231528177
OCLC:
979720933
Publisher Number:
10.7312/molt15912 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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