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Crowded Orbits: Conflict and Cooperation in Space

James Clay Moltz


This book examines the competing themes of space competition and cooperation while providing readers with an understanding of the basics of space technology, diplomacy, commerce, science, and military applications. In this way, it offers a primer on space policy from an international perspective. It shows how, since the end of the Cold War, space has become increasingly crowded, with new countries, companies, and even private citizens operating satellites and becoming spacefarers. It argues that the recent expansion of human space activity poses new challenges to existing treaties and other go ... More

Keywords: space competition, space cooperation, space technology, space diplomacy, space commerce, space science, military applications, Cold War, international space policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231159128
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231159128.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Clay Moltz, author
Naval Postgraduate School

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