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Asia's Space Race: National Motivations, Regional Rivalries, and International Risks

James Clay Moltz


This book provides an in-depth policy analysis of Asia's fourteen leading space programs, concentrating especially on developments in China, Japan, India, and South Korea. It shows that, in contrast to the close cooperation practiced among European states, space relations among Asian states have become increasingly tense. If current trends continue, the Asian civilian space competition could become a military space race. The book isolates the domestic motivations driving Asia's space programs, revisiting critical events such as China's 2007 anti-satellite weapons test and manned flights, Japan ... More

Keywords: Asian space programmes, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Kaguya lunar mission, Kibo module, International Space Station

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780231156882
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231156882.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Clay Moltz, author
Naval Postgraduate School