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Title: South Asia in the Space Age: Security Implications of Private-Sector Military Innovation on the Subcontinent

Abstract

On 15 February 2017, India achieved the impressive feat of launching 104 commercial satellites into space from a single delivery vehicle. This launch was being closely watched by international firms, as India was asking for significantly less than the price of their American or European counterparts. Prime Minister Modi remarked that the launch cost less than the Hollywood move “Gravity.” C. Uday Bhaskar, Director of the Society for Policy Studies in New Delhi, commented that “by charging significantly less to launch satellites into space, India could carve out a niche in the $3 billion to $4 billion market for detailed information about climate, topography and defense.”

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1395531
Report Number(s):
LLNL-TR-738780
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE

Citation Formats

Luber, Steven M. South Asia in the Space Age: Security Implications of Private-Sector Military Innovation on the Subcontinent. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1395531.
Luber, Steven M. South Asia in the Space Age: Security Implications of Private-Sector Military Innovation on the Subcontinent. United States. doi:10.2172/1395531.
Luber, Steven M. Sat . "South Asia in the Space Age: Security Implications of Private-Sector Military Innovation on the Subcontinent". United States. doi:10.2172/1395531. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1395531.
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abstractNote = {On 15 February 2017, India achieved the impressive feat of launching 104 commercial satellites into space from a single delivery vehicle. This launch was being closely watched by international firms, as India was asking for significantly less than the price of their American or European counterparts. Prime Minister Modi remarked that the launch cost less than the Hollywood move “Gravity.” C. Uday Bhaskar, Director of the Society for Policy Studies in New Delhi, commented that “by charging significantly less to launch satellites into space, India could carve out a niche in the $3 billion to $4 billion market for detailed information about climate, topography and defense.”},
doi = {10.2172/1395531},
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place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {7}
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