Spies in the sky : surveillance satellites in war and peace /

"Today, military satellites represent 25 per cent of all satellites in orbit. In Spies in the Sky, Pat Norris argues that the development of satellites has prevented nuclear Armageddon. He believes that the 'race to the Moon' between the two superpowers was a side effect of the Cold W...

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Author / Creator:Norris, Pat.
Imprint:Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : In Association with Praxis Pub., c2008.
Description:1 online resource (xvii, 220 p.) : ill., map.
Language:English
Series:Springer-Praxis books in space exploration
Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Subject:Military intelligence.
Communications, Military -- History.
Military surveillance.
Aerial reconnaissance.
Astronautics, Military.
Artificial satellites.
Service des renseignements militaires.
Communications militaires.
Surveillance militaire.
Reconnaissance aérienne.
Astronautique militaire.
Satellites artificiels.
Aerial reconnaissance.
Artificial satellites.
Astronautics, Military.
Communications, Military.
Military intelligence.
Military surveillance.
Electronic books.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8884579
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ISBN:9780387716732
0387716734
9780387716725
0387716726
9786611133535
6611133534
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-211) and index.
Description based on print version record.
Summary:"Today, military satellites represent 25 per cent of all satellites in orbit. In Spies in the Sky, Pat Norris argues that the development of satellites has prevented nuclear Armageddon. He believes that the 'race to the Moon' between the two superpowers was a side effect of the Cold War, and that the most important event was the use of satellites by military powers to prevent the Cold War becoming a 'hot war.' He then focuses on the regional tensions of today, and looks ahead to what the future holds - a time when satellites could be the only defense against a nervous nuclear power using its nuclear weapons needlessly."--Jacket.
Other form:Print version: Norris, Pat. Spies in the sky. Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : In Association with Praxis Pub., c2008 9780387716725 0387716726