Future of the Space Industry Private Enterprise and Public Policy

ISBN-10: 0899309267
ISBN-13: 9780899309262
Edition: 1995
List price: $119.00
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $119.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 8/30/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 186
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100

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.

Illustrations
List of Acronyms
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Prospects for Private Enterprise Building on the Past
The Dark Side of Space Enterprise
Recasting the Space Social Contract
The Failure of Privatization: The Lessons from Landsat
The Implications for the Internationalization of Space
The Implications for the U.S. Aerospace Industry
Reinventing NASA
The Commercial Development of Space: Implications and Trends
The Bright Side of Space Enterprise: Opportunities
Peering into the Future
Selected References
Index

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