Measuring Space Power

A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation on Europe

  • Marco Aliberti
  • Matteo Cappella
  • Tomas Hrozensky

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs from the European Space Policy Institute book sub series (BRIEFSESPI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Marco Aliberti, Matteo Cappella, Tomas Hrozensky
    Pages 1-3
  3. Marco Aliberti, Matteo Cappella, Tomas Hrozensky
    Pages 5-36
  4. Marco Aliberti, Matteo Cappella, Tomas Hrozensky
    Pages 37-56
  5. Marco Aliberti, Matteo Cappella, Tomas Hrozensky
    Pages 57-95
  6. Marco Aliberti, Matteo Cappella, Tomas Hrozensky
    Pages 97-99
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 101-115

About this book


This book provides an in-depth investigation of the concept of space power and devises a novel conceptual framework for empirically measuring and comparing different typologies of space actors on the basis of clearly defined criteria. In turn, the book identifies a comprehensive set of conditions required to achieve and maintain the status of space power and explores the main political, security, and socio-economic stakes involved. Building on this basis, the book conducts a comparative assessment of the major space actors, the underlying aim of which is to examine Europe’s relative position in the space arena and put into perspective its proclaimed goal to assert itself as a space power, with all of the means and resources this would entail. Given its scope, the book represents a valuable and versatile tool to support European decision-making and offers key insights for executives, space professionals and scholars alike.


European space policy space power European space agency European Union space power matrix

Authors and affiliations

  • Marco Aliberti
    • 1
  • Matteo Cappella
    • 2
  • Tomas Hrozensky
    • 3
  1. 1.European Space Policy InstituteViennaAustria
  2. 2.European Space Policy InstituteViennaAustria
  3. 3.European Space Policy InstituteViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology Law and Criminology (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-15753-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-15754-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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