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Frontiers of Space Risk Natural Cosmic Hazards & Societal Challenges

Langue : Anglais

Coordonnateurs : Wilman Richard J., Newman Christopher J.

Couverture de l’ouvrage Frontiers of Space Risk

This book brings together diverse new perspectives on current and emerging themes in space risk, covering both the threats to Earth-based activities arising from space events (natural and man-made), and those inherent in space activity itself. Drawing on the latest research, the opening chapters explore the dangers from asteroids and comets; the impact of space weather on critical technological infrastructure on the ground and in space; and the more uncertain threats posed by rare hazards further afield in the Milky Way.

Contributors from a wide range of disciplines explore the nature of these risks and the appropriate engineering, financial, legal, and policy solutions to mitigate them. The coverage also includes an overview of the space insurance market; engineering and policy perspectives on space debris and the sustainability of the space environment. The discussion then examines the emerging threats from terrorist activity in space, a recognition that space is a domain of war, and the challenges to international cooperation in space governance from the nascent asteroid mining industry.


  • Discusses developments and risks relevant to the public and private sectors as access to the space environment expands
  • Offers an interdisciplinary approach blending science, technology, and policy
  • Presents a high-level international focus, with contributions from academics, policy makers, and commercial space consultants

Chapter 1. Introduction
Christopher J. Newman and Richard J. Wilman

Chapter 2. Asteroid and Cometary Impact Hazards
Mark Bailey

Chapter 3. Space Weather – the Sun as a Natural Hazard
Mike Hapgood

Chapter 4. Hazards & Habitability: Galactic Perspectives
Richard J. Wilman, Pratika Dayal and Martin J. Ward

Chapter 5. Space Debris: Risk and Mitigation
Camilla Colombo, Francesca Letizia, Mirko Trisolini and Hugh Lewis

Chapter 6. Commercial Space Risks, Spacecraft Insurance and the Fragile Frontier
Mark Williamson

Chapter 7. Space Sustainability
Christopher D. Johnson

Chapter 8. Space Activity and the Nascent Risk of Terrorism
Ben Middleton

Chapter 9. Reconciling the Past, Present and Future of National Security, Military Activity and Space Law
Michael J. Listner

Chapter 10. Managing the Resource Revolution: Space Law in the New Space Age
Thomas Cheney and Christopher J. Newman

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15.6x23.5 cm

Disponible chez l'éditeur (délai d'approvisionnement : 13 jours).

Prix indicatif 129,33 €

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