Asian Space Race: Rhetoric or Reality?

  • Ajey Lele

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. Introduction

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  3. Introduction

  4. Asian Space Narratives

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  6. Strategic Implications of Space Technologies

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  8. Conclusion

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About this book

Introduction

This book explores the character and contours of the Asian Space Powers. At present, Asian states like China, Japan and India are found investing in space technologies with analogous social and scientific and probably with divergent military intents. Other Asian states like Israel, South Korea and Malaysia are also making investments in the space arena. States like Iran and North Korea are faulted for using space launches as a demonstrative tool to achieve strategic objectives. This work examines this entire maze of activities to unearth where these states are making these investments to accomplish their state-specific goal or are they also trying to surpass each other by engaging in competition. Explaining why and how these states are making investments towards achieving their socio-economic and strategic mandate this book infers that the possibility of Asian Space Race exists but is presently fairly diminutive.

Wing Commander Ajey Lele is working with Institute for Defence Studies Analyses, an India think-tank on security and strategic studies. He is a postgraduate in Physics and has obtained his doctorate in International Relations. He works on issues related to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Strategic Technologies and Space Security. He has authored three books including Strategic Technologies for the Military (Sage, 2009).

Keywords

Asian Orbital Satellites Asian Space Race Global Navigation Military/Spy Satellites Weaponisation and Militarisation of Space

Authors and affiliations

  • Ajey Lele
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  1. 1.Institute for Defence Studies & AnalysisNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-0733-7
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, India
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-0732-0
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-0733-7