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The Future of the Space Industry: Private Enterprise and Public Policy / Edition 1
     

The Future of the Space Industry: Private Enterprise and Public Policy / Edition 1

by Roger Handberg
 

ISBN-10: 0899309267

ISBN-13: 9780899309262

Pub. Date: 08/30/1995

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

The space industry is entering a new era of expanded freedom of opportunity to compete unencumbered by government agendas. This freedom carries a price. The political subsidy culture of the past is dying, so failure is not only possible, but likely for the unprepared and inefficient. For more casual observers, the overview of the currents in space commerce history

Overview

The space industry is entering a new era of expanded freedom of opportunity to compete unencumbered by government agendas. This freedom carries a price. The political subsidy culture of the past is dying, so failure is not only possible, but likely for the unprepared and inefficient. For more casual observers, the overview of the currents in space commerce history will be invaluable in identifying space-related economic opportunities and will enable those more experienced in the field to reevaluate their future.

The author informs the public of the potential that exists in space-related industries, while making it clear to practitioners that there is a new imperative coming into existence with the decline and marginality of NASA in commercial space. The future economic potential is projected in ways not always perceived by those immersed in day-to-day operations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899309262
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/1995
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

List of Acronyms

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Prospects for Private Enterprise: Building on the Past

The Dark Side of Space Enterprise

Recasting the Space Social Contract

The Failures of Privatization: The Lessons from Landsat

The Implications for the Internationalization of Space

The Implications for the United States Aerospace Industry

Reinventing NASA

The Commercial Development of Space: Implications and Trends

The Bright Side of Space Enterprise: Opportunities

Peering Into the Future

References

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