When China Goes to the Moon...

  • Marco Aliberti

Part of the Studies in Space Policy book series (STUDSPACE, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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    Pages 1-5
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    Pages 7-43
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    Pages 45-77
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    Pages 79-128
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    Pages 185-252
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    Pages 305-310
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    Pages E1-E1
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 311-336

About this book


This book is about China’s ambitions in its most complex and internationally visible space endeavor, namely its human space exploration programme. It provides a comprehensive reflection on China´s strategic direction and objectives in space, including in particular those set forth in its human spaceflight programme, and analyses the key domestic and external factors affecting the country’s presumed manned lunar ambitions. The objective of the book is to disentangle the opportunities and challenges China´s space ambitions are creating for other spacefaring nations, and for Europe in particular. It therefore includes an in-depth analysis of possible European postures towards China in space exploration, and seeks to stimulate a debate on future space strategies in the broader context of world politics.


China's Lunar Exploration China's Manned spaceflight China's Space Policy China's Space Strategy Taikonaut Moon Landing

Authors and affiliations

  • Marco Aliberti
    • 1
  1. 1.European Space Policy InstituteViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-19472-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19473-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-5307
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-5315
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