Table of contents

  1. Nikita Veliev, Anton Ivanov, Shamil Biktimirov
  2. Luis Sanchez, Massimiliano Vasile, Edmondo Minisci
  3. Michael Davis, Chris Schacht
  4. Lehao Long, Lin Shen, Dan Li, Hongbo Li, Dong Zeng, Shengjun Zhang
  5. Alexandru Georgescu
  6. Salvador Llopis Sanchez, Robert Mazzolin, Ioannis Kechaoglou, Douglas Wiemer, Wim Mees, Jean Muylaert
  7. F. Dolce, D. Di Domizio, D. Bruckert, A. Rodríguez, A. Patrono
  8. Hanamantray Baluragi, Byrana Nagappa Suresh
  9. Ntorina Antoni, Maarten Adriaensen, Christina Giannopapa
  10. Deganit Paikowsky, Tal Azoulay, Isaac Ben Israel
  11. Ahmad Khan, Tanzeela Khalil, Irteza Imam
  12. M. Detratti, F. Dolce
  13. Małgorzata Polkowska
  14. Hamid Kazemi, Mahshid TalebianKiakalayeh
  15. John J. Klein, Nickolas J. Boensch
  16. Holger Lueschow, Roberto Pelaez
  17. Stefano Zatti
  18. Ntorina Antoni, Maarten Adriaensen, Christina Giannopapa
  19. Ntorina Antoni, Christina Giannopapa, Maarten Adriaensen
  20. Ntorina Antoni, Christina Giannopapa, Maarten Adriaensen
  21. Ntorina Antoni, Christina Giannopapa, Maarten Adriaensen
  22. Annamaria Nassisi, Gaia Guiso, Maria Messina, Cristina Valente

About this book


Space Security involves the use of space (in particular communication, navigation, earth observation, and electronic intelligence satellites) for military and security purposes on earth and also the maintenance of space (in particular the earth orbits) as safe and secure areas for conducting peaceful activities. The two aspects can be summarized as "space for security on earth" and “the safeguarding of space for peaceful endeavors.” 

The second, updated edition of this handbook provides a sophisticated, cutting-edge resource on the space security portfolio and the associated technology, applications and programs to help fellow members of the global space community and other interested policy-making and academic audiences keep abreast of the current and future directions of this vital dimension of international space policy. Various dimensions of space security as well as space for security on Earth are described, covering space policy and the geopolitics of space, existing and planned applications and programs, as well as technological solutions. 

This second edition covers the recent space and security developments that have taken place in Europe and worldwide over the last years, along with new challenges that must be addressed. At its conclusion, the book provides foreward-looking recommendations, especially in the area of space governance and transparency and confidence-building measures.


International space relations Security associated technology Security policy Security policy objectives Space policy Space policy development Space programs Space security Space security challenges Space security measures space traffic management space applications for security and defense earth observation satellite navigation and positioning space system threats space situational awareness

Editors and affiliations

  • Kai-Uwe Schrogl (Editor-in-Chief)
    • 1
  1. 1.European Space AgencyParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Reference Module Computer Science and Engineering
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-22786-9