Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-41
  2. International Space Security Setting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Sheehan
      Pages 7-21
    3. Peter L. Hays
      Pages 57-79
    4. Steven Freeland
      Pages 81-112
    5. Roger Harrison
      Pages 113-130
    6. Nina-Louisa Remuss
      Pages 131-155
    7. Dario Sgobbi, Michelangelo L’Abbate, Daniele Frasca, Vittoria Piantelli, Giorgio Sciascia
      Pages 157-185
    8. Markus Hesse, Marcus Hornung
      Pages 187-201
    9. Joe Pelton, Tommaso Sgobba, Maite Trujillo
      Pages 203-230
    10. William Ailor
      Pages 231-255
    11. Peter Martinez
      Pages 257-272
    12. Ulrike M. Bohlmann
      Pages 273-289
  3. Space Security Policies and Strategies of States and International Organizations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Jana Robinson
      Pages 325-336
    3. Scott Pace
      Pages 337-354
    4. Christophe Venet
      Pages 355-370
    5. Geraldine Naja, Charlotte Mathieu
      Pages 371-383
    6. Agnieszka Lukaszczyk
      Pages 385-395
    7. Kazuto Suzuki
      Pages 397-412
    8. Rongping Mu, Yonggang Fan
      Pages 413-430
    9. Dean Cheng
      Pages 431-451
    10. Rajaram Nagappa
      Pages 453-467
    11. Jose Monserrat Filho
      Pages 469-491
    12. Deganit Paikowsky, Isaac Ben-Israel, Tal Azoulay
      Pages 493-505
  4. Space Applications and Supporting Services for Security and Defense

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 521-521
    2. Dario Sgobbi, Michelangelo L’Abbate, Daniele Frasca, Vittoria Piantelli, Giorgio Sciascia, Ignazio Rana
      Pages 527-554
    3. Pierre-Alain Bosc
      Pages 555-579
    4. Louis Tillier
      Pages 581-593
    5. Jean François Bureau
      Pages 595-607
    6. Jean-Christophe Martin, Frédéric Bastide
      Pages 609-629
    7. Pat Norris
      Pages 631-643
    8. Xavier Pasco
      Pages 663-678
    9. Fernand Alby
      Pages 679-697
  5. Space Security Programs Worldwide

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 717-717
    2. Christina Giannopapa
      Pages 719-724
    3. Jeff Foust
      Pages 725-742
    4. Pat Norris
      Pages 743-774
    5. Igor Ivanovich Kuznetsov
      Pages 775-782
    6. Anna Clementina Veclani, Jean-Pierre Darnis
      Pages 783-800

About this book


Space Security involves the use of space (in particular communication, navigation, earth observation, and electronic intelligence satellites) for military and security purposes on earth and also the maintenance of space (in particular the earth orbits) as safe and secure areas for conducting peaceful activities. The two aspects can be summarized as "space for security on earth" and “the safeguarding of space for peaceful endeavors.”

The Handbook will provide a sophisticated, cutting-edge resource on the space security policy portfolio and the associated assets, assisting fellow members of the global space community and other interested policy-making and academic audiences in keeping abreast of the current and future directions of this vital dimension of international space policy. The debate on coordinated space security measures, including relevant 'Transparency and Confidence-Building Measures,' remains at a relatively early stage of development. The book offers a comprehensive description of the various components of space security and how these challenges are being addressed today. It will also provide a number of recommendations concerning how best to advance this space policy area, given the often competing objectives of the world's major space-faring nations. The critical role to be played by the United States and Europe as an intermediary and  "middle diplomat" in promoting sustainable norms of behavior for space will likewise be highlighted.

In providing a global and coherent analytical approach to space security today, the Handbook focuses on four areas that together define the entire space security area: policies, technologies, applications, and programs. This structure will assure the overall view of the subject from its political to its technical aspects. Internationally recognized experts in each of the above fields contribute, with their analytical synthesis assured by the section editors.


International space relations Security associated technology Security policy Security policy objectives Space policy Space policy development Space programs Space security Space security challenges Space security measures

Editors and affiliations

  • Kai-Uwe Schrogl
    • 1
  • Peter L. Hays
    • 2
  • Jana Robinson
    • 3
  • Denis Moura
    • 4
  • Christina Giannopapa
    • 5
  1. 1.European Space AgencyParisFrance
  2. 2.George Washington UniversityWashington, DCUSA
  3. 3.European External Action ServiceBrusselsBelgium
  4. 4.European Defence AgencyBrusselsBelgium
  5. 5.European Space AgencyParisFrance

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