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- Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 11.65
Nothing ensures the rapid development of new technology like the involvement of the military. From the trebuchet and the cannon to the tank and the ballistic missile, military research programmes have produced the most devastating weapons imaginable, but military masterminds are responsible for a number of surprises along the way as well. Radar,... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00
Two-and-a-half years before Russia launched the first Sputnik satellites in 1957, the United States had already established a secret policy that emphasized peaceful applications of space technology and set the precedent of using satellite overflight for reconnaissance collection. Almost all of the organization and management structures that were created... more...
- RAND Corporation 2001; US$ 9.95
This briefing assesses the utility of the Reliability, Avalilability and Maintainability of Pods (RAMPOD) database as an analytical tool in support of the electronic countermeasure (ECM) system, which is a component of the support system for the Expeditionary Aerospace Force (EAF). more...
- Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 27.50
Covers the US space program, providing an insight into the crew members who lost their lives in the Columbia disaster. This book reviews in detail their training, their scientific work and other activities during their successful 16-day flight, the background of the accident itself and a detailed account of what happened that day in February 2003. more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 19.95
Space has been militarized for over four decades. Should it now be weaponized? This incisive and insightful book argues that it should not. Since the cold war, space has come to harbor many tools of the tactical warfighter. Satellites have long been used to provide strategic communication, early warning of missile launch, and arms control verification.... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 40.00
In the clash of ideologies represented by the Cold War, even the heavens were not immune to militarization. Satellites and space programs became critical elements among the national security objectives of both the United States and the Soviet Union. According to US Presidents and the Militarization of Space, 1946?1967 , three American presidents... more...
- RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95
An exploration of the possibility, utility, legalities and limitations of the military use of space, specifically the use in space of weapons or defences for terrestrial conflict. The authors define and classify these weapons, describe their attributes, and explain how they might be used. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 95.00
This timely resource provides a history of the development of space weapons and warfare strategies and a comprehensive reference guide to the growing literature on the subject. more...