ERIC Number: ED265053
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
International Cooperation and Competition in Civilian Space Activities.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.
This report assesses the state of international competition in civilian space activities, explores United States civilian objectives in space, and suggests alternative options for enhancing the overall U.S. position in space technologies. It also investigated past, present, and projected international cooperative arrangements for space activities and examines their relationship to competition in space. In keeping with the international focus of this assessment, the report discusses the relationship between space policy and foreign policy. It analyzes domestic policy issues only as they affect the U.S. ability to sell goods and services abroad or to cooperate effectively with other nations. It does not assess policies related to the military and intelligence space programs except to the extent that they affect international civilian activities in space. The report consists of 10 chapters. Chapter 1 is an executive summary; chapter 2 is an introduction. Topic areas in chapters 3 to 10 are, respectively: international space cooperation; competition; space transportation; satellite communications; remote sensing from space; materials processing in space; space science; and policy alternatives. Each of these chapters includes a table of contents. Five appendices are provided, which include the text of Public Law 98-365 the "Land Remote-Sensing Commercialization Act of 1984" and Public Law 98-575 the "Commercial Space Launch Act." (JN)
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Competition, Federal Legislation, Foreign Policy, International Cooperation, Policy, Space Exploration, Space Sciences, Technology, Transportation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.