Commerce in Space: Infrastructures, Technologies, and Applications, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1599046261
  • ISBN-13: 9781599046266
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 376 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Over the next decade, significant technological advancements and policy implementations are planned to each of the five space infrastructures, (telecommunication, positioning and navigation, broadcasting, earth observation, and tourism) creating new opportunities for information technology.

Commerce in Space: Infrastructures, Technologies and Applications compiles an authoritative body of research on the expanding role of earth observation satellite initiatives and their application to such capabilities as mobile broadband, Internet, and mobile communication connectivity. A must-have reference work for any library, this book provides a comprehensive review of how space technology can influence the future of information technology architecture across multiple domains such as health, education, logistics, business decision making, and communication.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Space Technology for Managing Resources.
2: Space Technologies for the Research of Effective Water Management: A Case Study.
3: Using Space Technology for Natural Resource Management.
4: Using Space Technology for Disaster Monitoring, Mitigation, and Damage Assessment.
5: Cospas-Sarsat Satellite System for Search and Rescue.
6: Satellite Internet and Navigational Technologies.
7: Global Navigation and Satellite Systems and Services.
8: The Satellite Internet: The Convergence of Communication and Data Networks.
9: The Era of Nanosatellites: Pehuensat Development Status.
10: Digital Bridges: Extending ICT to Rural Communities Using Space Technologies.
11: Space Policy and Economics.
12: Constructing the European Space Policy: Past, Present, and Future.
13: Application of Satellite Earth Observation for Improving the Implementation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements.
14: Extraterrestrial Space Regimes and Macroprojects: A Review of Socioeconomic and Political Issues.
15: Commercialisation of Space Technology for Tomorrow's Space Missions.
16: Challenges in Knowledge Management: Maintaining Capabilities through Innovative Space Missions.
17: Space and Society.
18: Towards an Ethical Approach to Commercial Space Activities.
19: Commerce in Space: Aspects of Space Tourism.
20: Space Elevator: Generating Interest in the Future of Space Access.
21: Commerce in Space: Infrastructures, Technologies, and Applications.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.