Space 2.0

Revolutionary Advances in the Space Industry

  • Joseph N. Pelton

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Also part of the Astronautical Engineering book sub series (ASTROENG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Joseph N. Pelton
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  3. Joseph N. Pelton
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  4. Joseph N. Pelton
    Pages 71-86
  5. Joseph N. Pelton
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  6. Joseph N. Pelton
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 189-218

About this book


A true revolution has rocked the space industry, as Silicon Valley and new startup companies around the world have shaken up the status quo. This has in turn triggered a hefty response among traditional aerospace companies, launching the sector into the new Space 2.0. This book explains how and why this remarkable change has happened, starting from the industry’s origins during the Space Age and working its way to the present day.

No other industry in the world has experienced the dramatic shift in technology and services as rapidly as the field of satellite services and rocket launch systems has. This book analyzes the dynamic shift over the past decade in how satellites are designed, manufactured, launched, and operated. It also turns an eye to the future, discussing the amazing feats and potential issues we can expect from this shifting arena by 2030.

With its beginner-friendly writing style and plethora of illustrations, this book serves as a perfect introductory text to students and professionals alike wishing to learn more about the key trends in the field of space applications and launch systems.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Joseph N. Pelton
    • 1
  1. 1.International Association for the Advancement of Space SafetyArlingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-15280-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-15281-9
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