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Challenges in the Multipolar Space-Power Environment

By Matthew M. Schmunk, Capt, USAF; Michael R. Sheets, Capt, USAF

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Title: Challenges in the Multipolar Space-Power Environment  
Author: Matthew M. Schmunk, Capt, USAF; Michael R. Sheets, Capt, USAF
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Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Science, Space Power
Collections: Technology, Science Fiction Collection, Authors Community, Business Strategy, Bibliography, Military Science, Most Popular Books in China, Literature, Naval Science, History
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Publisher: Air University Press
Member Page: Air University Press

Description
The United States no longer enjoys a near monopoly on space effects. Every week brings news of advances in space technologies by China, Russia, India, European powers, and others. Space, as a strategic medium (and probably a future war-fighting medium), is the ultimate high ground; it is now widely shared and could be hotly contested. Ranging from satellite-based access to Internet services to China’s recent shoot down of one of its own satellites, new capabilities derived from space-based assets are accelerating in terms of quality, ingenuity, and importantly, availability to allies and enemies alike.

Table of Contents
1 MODELING THE SPACE-POWER CONTINUUM.1 Domestic Space Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 National-Security Space Power . . . . . . . . . . 2 Military Space Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 International Engagement . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Applying the Strategic Framework . . . . . . . . .4 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 2 CHINA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Domestic Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 National-Security Efforts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Military Space Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 International Engagement . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 3 INDIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Domestic Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 National-Security Efforts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Military Space Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 International Engagement . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 4 EUROPEAN UNION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Domestic Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 National-Security Efforts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Military Space Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 International Engagement . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 5 NATURE OF THE SPACE ENVIRONMENT . . . .43 Volatility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Uncertainty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Complexity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Ambiguity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

 

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