8 July 2010. The third volume of the “Yearbook on Space Policy” edited by ESPI and published by SpringerWienNewYork is now available. It covers in a comprehensive way the developments in space activities in 2008/2009.
Serving as a reference publication on space policy and space activities in general, this volume of the Yearbook provides an analytical insight in global and European developments in space. The subtitle “Setting new trends” indicates new tendencies as space for dealing with the economic crisis, a new approach towards space and security in Europe.
The concept of the Yearbook again remains unchanged in this third volume. Part one provides an annual overview of global political and economic trends, trends in technological developments as well as insight in global security issues. Programmes and policies in the international and the European scope are analysed by ESPI in-house researchers. The second part features contributions from internationally recognised experts, members of the European Space Policy Research and Academic Network (ESPRAN), dealing with topics such as the geostrategic context for space and the positioning of Europe, space and the economic crisis, the status of GMES, legal aspects on the integrated applications for Europe as well as a closer look at the U.S. space policy and China’s space programme. The third part lists events, and activities linked to space in tabular form. Country profiles and a comprehensive bibliography conclude the yearbook, illustrating its character as a reference book.
The Yearbook on Space Policy as well as the series “Studies in Space Policy” being published at SpringerWienNewYork show a successful cooperation between ESPI and SpringerWienNewYork. This cooperation also demonstrates that space is gaining a great deal of attention in the field of academic publishing.
The authors of the Yearbook on Space Policy 2008/2009 From left: Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Frans von der Dunk, Sascha Lange, Scott Pace, Florian Hafner, Srikanth Kondapalli, Christophe Venet, Blandina Baranes, Josef Aschbacher, Wolfgang Rathgeber, Irmgard Marboe, Walter Peeters and Bertrand de Montluc
The editorial team of the Yearbook on Space Policy 2008/2009 From left: Wolfgang Rathgeber, Blandina Baranes, Christophe Venet and Kai-Uwe Schrogl