Outer Space as a Physical Space

  • Bohumil Doboš
Part of the Contributions to Political Science book series (CPS)


Following the selected theoretical approach for the spatial analysis of the outer space, the book begins with a chapter dedicated to the study of its physical properties. The first section deals with fundamental terminology regarding the analysis of the domain. It is followed by presenting two crucial issues connected to the utilization of outer space – astromechanics and analysis of the space environment. An introduction of these two parts is essential in order to understand the physical limitations to human activity in the outer space. Consequently, the chapter draws attention to the basic features of selected celestial bodies located in the inner solar system and the effects of the space environment on living organisms. This establishes a coherent picture of the natural side of the geopolitical understanding of outer space.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bohumil Doboš
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  1. 1.Institute of Political StudiesCharles UniversityPragueCzech Republic

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