Space India 2.0: Commerce, Policy, Security and Governance Perspectives
edited by Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan and Narayan Prasad. Observer Research Foundation, India, 2017, ISBN: 9788186818282.
About the Book
India's space programme has taken huge strides since its humble beginnings six decades ago. Today, India is recognised as a self-reliant spacefaring nation with capabilities not only in rudimentary missions, but in the most complex as well. This book addresses the prevalent policy issues in space and suggests measures to address them. In a world where space exploration and use carry a multitude of roles that range from peacekeeping to forewarning against disasters - Space India 2.0 seeks to serve as a guidebook for the country's policy makers.
Table of Contents
Foreword | K Kasturirangan, former Chairman, ISROIntroduction | Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan and Narayan PrasadSection I Space Commerce1. Space 2.0 India: Leapfrogging Indian Space Commerce | Narayan Prasad2. Traditional Space and NewSpace Industry in India: Current Outlook and Perspectives for the Future | Narayan Prasad3. A Review of India's Commercial Space Efforts | K R Sridhara Murthi4. Exploring the Potential of Satellite Connectivity for Digital India | Neha Satak, Madhukara Putty, Prasad H L Bhat5. Unlocking the Potential of Geospatial Data | Arup Dasgupta6. Developing a Space Start-up Incubator to Build a NewSpace Ecosystem in India | Narayan Prasad7. Electronic Propulsion & Launch Vehicles: Today and Beyond – An Indian Perspective | Rohan M Ganapathy, Arun Radhakrishnan and Yashas KaranamSection II Space Policy8. Privatisation of Space in India and the Need for A Law | Kumar Abhijeet9. SATCOM Policy: Bridging the Present and the Future | Ashok GV and Riddhi D'Souza10. A Review of India's Geospatial Policy | Ranjana Kaul11. Formation of PSLV Joint Venture: Legal Issues | Malay Adhikari12. Exploring Space as an Instrument in India's Foreign Policy & Diplomacy | Vidya Sagar ReddySection III Space Security13. India's Strategic Space Programme: From Apprehensive Beginner to Ardent Operator | Ajey Lele14. Space Situational Awareness and Its Importance | Moriba Jah15. Need for an Indian Military Space Policy | Rajeswari Pillai RajagopalanSection IV International Cooperation16. Cooperation in Space between India and France | Jacques Blamont17. India-US: New Dynamism in Old Partnership | Victoria Samson18. Evolution of India-Russia Partnership | Vladimir Korovkin19. Cooperating with Israel: Strategic Convergence | Deganit Paikowsky and Daniel Barok20. An Asian Space Partnership with Japan? | Kazuto Suzuki21. India and Australia: Emerging Possibilities | Jason HeldSection V Space Sustainability and Global Governance22. Space Debris Tracking: An Indian Perspective | MYS Prasad23. Astro-propriation: Investment Protections for and from Space Mining Operations | Daniel A Porras24. Sustainability, Security and Article VI of the Outer Space Treaty | Charles Stotler25. Space Security, Sustainability, and Global Governance: India-Japan Collaboration in Outer Space | Yasushi Horikawa26. India and Global Space Governance: Need for A Pro-active Approach | Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan