The Space Transportation Market: Evolution or Revolution?

  • M. Rycroft

Part of the Space Studies book series (SPSS, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Keynote Address Socio-Economic Considerations of Future Space Transportation Systems

  3. What will Constitute the Future Market for Space Transportation Services? Users’ Perspectives

  4. Meeting the Needs of Future Markets — Launch Service Providers’ Perspectives

  5. Reusables and Expendables in the Future Launch Market: What will be the (Right) Mix? And Where is Technology Heading?

About this book


M. Rycroft, FacultyMember, InternationalSpaceUniversity "The Space Transportation Market: Evolution or Revolution?" was the question which was the focus for the papers presented, and also the Panel Discussions, at the fifth annual Symposium organised by the International Space University. Held in Strasbourg, France, for three lively days at the end of May 2000, the Symposium brought together representatives of the developers, providers and operators of space transportation systems, of regulatory bodies, and of users of the space transportation infrastructure in many fields, as well as experts in policy and market analysis. From the papers published here, it is clear that today's answer to the question tends more towards evolution than to revolution. The space launch industry is still not a fully mature one, and is still reliant on at least partial funding by governments. Better cooperation is essential between governments, launch providers, satellite builders and satellite operators in order to reduce the problems which the space transportation market faces today.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. Rycroft
    • 1
  1. 1.International Space UniversityStrasbourgFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3810-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0894-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-523X
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