Commerce In Space

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Over the next decade, significant technological advancements and policy implementations are planned to each of the five space infrastructures, (telecommunication, positioning and navigation, broadcasting, earth observation, and tourism) creating new opportunities for information technology.

Commerce in Space: Infrastructures, Technologies and Applications compiles an authoritative body of research on the expanding role of earth observation satellite initiatives and their application to such capabilities as mobile broadband, Internet, and mobile communication connectivity. A must-have reference work for any library, this book provides a comprehensive review of how space technology can influence the future of information technology architecture across multiple domains such as health, education, logistics, business decision making, and communication.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599046242
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Publication date: 7/31/2007
  • Series: Premier Reference Source Series
  • Pages: 402
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword     xiii
Preface     xiv
Acknowledgment     xxii
Space Technology for Managing Resources
Space Technologies for the Research of Effective Water Management: A Case Study   Angie Bukley   Olga Zhdanovich     1
Using Space Technology for Natural Resource Management   N. Raghavendra Rao     19
Using Space Technology for Disaster Monitoring, Mitigation, and Damage Assessment   Pasquale Pace   Gianluca Aloi   Luigi Boccia     42
Cospas-Sarsat Satellite System for Search and Rescue   James V. King     69
Satellite Internet and Navigational Technologies
Global Navigation and Satellite Systems and Services   Justo Alcazar Diaz   Tirso Velasco     89
The Satellite Internet: The Convergence of Communication and Data Networks   Agnieszka Chodorek   Robert R. Chodorek     131
The Era of Nanosatellites: Pehuensat Development Status   Juan Jorge Quiroga   Roberto Fernandez   Jorge Lassig     150
Digital Bridges: Extending ICT to Rural Communities Using Space Technologies   Phillip Olla     169
Space Policy and Economics
Constructing the European Space Policy: Past, Present, and Future   Lesley Jane Smith   Kay-Uwe Horl     187
Application of Satellite Earth Observation for Improving the Implementation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements   Ikuko Kuriyama     209
Extraterrestrial Space Regimes and Macroprojects: A Review of Socioeconomic and Political Issues   Dimitris J. Kraniou     227
Commercialisation of Space Technology for Tomorrow's Space Missions   Stella Tkatchova   Michel van Pelt     241
Challenges in Knowledge Management: Maintaining Capabilities Through Innovative Space Missions   Larry J. Paxton     257
Space and Society
Towards an Ethical Approach to Commercial Space Activities   Jacques Arnould     281
Commerce in Space: Aspects of Space Tourism   Robert A. Goehlich     293
Space Elevator: Generating Interest in the Future of Space Access   Paul E. Nelson     312
Commerce in Space: Infrastructures, Technologies, and Applications   Chris Robinson     332
Compilation of References     345
About the Contributors     365
Index     371
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