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Emerging Space Powers [Harvey, Smid and Pirard, 2010] (softcover)
978-1441908735
The New Space Programs of Asia, the Middle East, and South America
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978-1441908735, 2010,
Springer/Praxis Publishing

This book introduces the important emerging space powers of the world. Little is known of their space programs, but it is recognized that some are in the process of developing ambitious goals that are challenging the leading space community.

Contents:
Ch. 1: Japan: Origins — the legacy of Hideo Itokawa
Ch. 2: Japan: Into the solar system
Ch. 3: Japan: Kibo and the Space Station
Ch. 4: India: The vision of Vikram Sarabhai
Ch. 5: India: Space technology and the villages
Ch. 6: India: Manned and lunar flight
Ch. 7: Iran: Origins — the road to space
Ch. 8: Iran: Development — space launch systems and satellites
Ch. 9: Brazil: Origins — the road to space
Ch. 10: Brazil: Development — space launch systems, space probes, and satellites
Ch. 11: Brazil: Plans — the ultimate goal
Ch. 12: Israel: Small but efficient actor in space
Ch. 13: North Korea: The most secret country in space
Ch. 14: South Korea: New entrant for space systems
Ch. 15: Contrasts and comparisions
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