With the dramatic upsurge of worldwide space activities and the parallel emergence of different types of space actors, a serious reflection on Europe´s place in the space arena has become of utmost importance. This new ESPI book provides an in-depth investigation of the concept of space power and devises a novel conceptual framework for empirically measuring and comparing the status of worldwide space actors.
Published within the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series, "Measuring Space Power: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation on Europe" provides an in-depth investigation of the concept of space power and devises a novel conceptual framework for empirically measuring and comparing different typologies of space actors. The book also offers a comparative assessment of the major worldwide space actors, the underlying aim of which is to reflect on Europe’s relative position in the space arena and put into perspective its proclaimed goal to assert itself as a space power, with all of the means and resources this would entail. With its unique scope, the book represents a valuable and versatile tool to support European decision-making and offers key insights for executives, space professionals and scholars alike. Executive summary is available for download!