|Evolving trends in the dual use of satellites
|Pericles Gasparini Alves
|Vienna : United Nations, 1996
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|Includes bibliographical references
Never easy to define, the distinction between civil and military activity in outer space has become even more difficult to determine in the light of the unexpected and unprecedented political changes that have taken place in the past five years.
As a contribution towards further understanding of dual use in outer space, this book contains papers by some 20 experts in which they discuss the technologies owned by both established and emerging space-competent States; technological innovations and prospective applications; national and multinational policy orientations; and the economic implications of satellite manufacturing and dual usage.
Consideration is also given to new forms of access to dual-use technology and data, and to the progression from dual to multiple use of satellite applications. It is also argued that international technological diffusion and control will be one of the most important political issues in the debate on dual-use applications in outer space.