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Fundamentals of Space Business and Economics


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Space Development book series (BRIEFSSPACE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Ozgur Gurtuna
    Pages 37-44
  3. Ozgur Gurtuna
    Pages 55-64
  4. Ozgur Gurtuna
    Pages 65-74
  5. Ozgur Gurtuna
    Pages 83-85

About this book


This book provides an overview of key topics related to space business and management. Case studies and an integrative section are included to illustrate the fundamental concepts and to build intuition. Key topics in the field, such as risk management and cost management, are covered in detail.


Commercial remote sensing Emerging space markets Investment in space activities Private launch services Project management Space business Space economics Space markets Space regulations Space tourism Springer space brief

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.WestmountCanada

About the authors

Dr. Gurtuna is the founder and president of Turquoise Technology Solutions Inc. He is also a faculty member at the International Space University. He obtained his PhD in Operations Research from the joint PhD program in Montreal (this program is administered by four Canadian universities: Concordia, HEC, McGill, and UQAM). His areas of expertise include space business and management, space applications for the energy sector, emerging technology markets and quantitative analysis in decision making (covering areas such as optimization, simulation and mathematical modeling).

Dr. Gurtuna has more than 10 years of strategic consulting experience in the space industry, including experience in strategic planning studies. Previously, he was co-founder and senior consultant of Futuraspace (a consulting company founded by International Space University alumni).

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