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Emerging Space Powers

The New Space Programs of Asia, the Middle East, and South America

  • Brian Harvey
  • Henk H. F. Smid
  • Théo Pirard

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Brian Harvey, Henk H. F. Smid, Théo Pirard
    Pages 1-35
  3. Brian Harvey, Henk H. F. Smid, Théo Pirard
    Pages 37-99
  4. Brian Harvey, Henk H. F. Smid, Théo Pirard
    Pages 101-140
  5. Brian Harvey, Henk H. F. Smid, Théo Pirard
    Pages 141-172
  6. Brian Harvey, Henk H. F. Smid, Théo Pirard
    Pages 173-213
  7. Brian Harvey, Henk H. F. Smid, Théo Pirard
    Pages 215-253
  8. Brian Harvey, Henk H. F. Smid, Théo Pirard
    Pages 255-284
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    Pages 285-310
  10. Brian Harvey, Henk H. F. Smid, Théo Pirard
    Pages 311-334
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    Pages 335-369
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    Pages 371-383
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    Pages 385-438
  14. Brian Harvey, Henk H. F. Smid, Théo Pirard
    Pages 439-485
  15. Brian Harvey, Henk H. F. Smid, Théo Pirard
    Pages 487-542
  16. Brian Harvey, Henk H. F. Smid, Théo Pirard
    Pages 543-546
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 547-624

About this book

Introduction

This work introduces the important emerging space powers of the world.

Brian Harvey describes the origins of the Japanese space program, from rocket designs based on WW II German U-boats to tiny solid fuel 'pencil' rockets, which led to the launch of the first Japanese satellite in 1970. The next two chapters relate how Japan expanded its space program, developing small satellites into astronomical observatories and sending missions to the Moon, Mars, comet Halley, and asteroids.

Chapter 4 describes how India's Vikram Sarabhai developed a sounding rocket program in the 1960s. The following chapter describes the expansion of the Indian space program. Chapter 6 relates how the Indian space program is looking ahead to the success of the moon probe Chandrayan, due to launch in 2008, and its first manned launching in 2014. Chapters 7, 8, and 9 demonstrate how, in Iran, communications and remote sensing drive space technology.

Chapter 10 outlines Brazil's road to space, begun in the mid-1960's with the launch of the Sonda sounding rockets. The following two chapters describe Brazil's satellites and space launch systems and plans for the future. Chapters 13 and 14 study Israel's space industry. The next chapters look at the burgeoning space programs of North and South Korea.

The book ends by contrasting and comparing all the space programs and speculating how they may evolve in the future. An appendix lists all launches and launch attempts to date of the emerging space powers.

Keywords

BRIC space program Brazilian Space Agency Gramsat Indian Space Research Organization Insat Iranian Space Agency Israeli Space Agency JAXA mission Korean Aerospace Research Institute North Korean Space Agency currenttm new space ventures satell

Authors and affiliations

  • Brian Harvey
    • 1
  • Henk H. F. Smid
    • 2
  • Théo Pirard
    • 3
  1. 1.Dublin 6WIreland
  2. 2.RIBS SC&I/DB&CBredaThe Netherland
  3. 3.PepisterBelgium

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