New Book: The Iranian Space Endeavor


Tarikhipb2.inddI’ll be looking for someone to review this for me for Space Policy. Note that Springer tends to not send out free review hard copies of their books anymore I’m afraid, but I can arrange for a reviewer to have access to an electronic copy. Email me if you’re interested please!

From the website here:

The Iranian Space Endeavor: Ambitions and Reality
Tarikhi, Parviz
2015, XII, 314 p. 120 illus., 102 illus. in color.
ISBN 978-3-319-05347-9
£12.99 ebook; £16.95 softcover

Provides a detailed look at the events and policies surrounding the Iranian space endeavor

  • Written by a specialist who has personally experienced and witnessed the procedures involved
  • Enlightens the reader to the historical, legal, social and cultural aspects of the Iranian space endeavor
For those who see the trend of progress and movement of the Iranian space endeavor from the outside, it can be difficult to understand what goes on behind the scenes. However, for one who observes these events firsthand, they take on a very different meaning. In this book, the author brings new and different profiles of Iran’s space endeavor to light. Iran claims to be the ninth leading country in the world capable of manufacturing satellites and launching them, plans to land an astronaut on the Moon within a decade, and says its own president plans to be the first Iranian astronaut to travel into space. The author explains in this book that not all of these claims are quite as they seem.  In addition to technical explanations, the book also includes historical, legal, social and cultural aspects of Iran’s space program as well. It is the author’s goal to create a tangible feeling of Iran’s space endeavor for the readers.

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » Iran Aeronautics – Iran Aerospace – Iran Communications – Iran Receiving Stations – Iran Remote Sensing – Iran Satellites – Iran Space Administration – Iran Space Capacity Building – Iran Space Endeavor – Iran Space Technology Applications

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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.


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