Anglais A Place in Space

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Extrait SOMMAIRE Acknowledgments Abbreviations Foreword Introduction I. Questions II. Conceptual Framework The Concept of Big Technology National Systems of Innovation The Concept of the Knowledge Society III. The Status of Research, Sources and Literature Sources Research and Literature IV. Outline CHAPTER 1 - THE BEGINNINGS OF SWISS INVOLVEMENT IN EUROPEAN SPACE ACTIVITIES I. The Origins of ESRO The European Reactions to the Sputnik Launch First Discussions about the Establishment of a European Organisation Dedicated to Space Research Amaldi Meets Auger II. Swiss Involvement in the Early Discussions on a European Space Research Organisation Switzerland and the Amaldi/Auger Idea Swiss Politics Enters into the Negotiations on the European Space Research Organisation III. Swiss Foreign Policy in the Post-WWII Years IV. Setting up ESRO The Meyrin Conference COPERS Activities Switzerland and the Work of COPERS Alliance-Building in Switzerland V. The Case of ELDO VI. The Federal State and Science, Technology and Economic Policy in the Early 1960s CHAPTER 2 - SWISS PARTICIPATION IN ESRO I. Organising for Membership of ESRO The Ratification Process Institutional Measures II. The First Steps of ESRO III. Switzerland and ESRO's Science Programme The Space Science Activities of Swiss Research Groups The Swiss Discussions on the Funding of Space Research The Role of the Swiss Science Council Space Science without Special Funding IV. ESRO and Swiss Industrial Participation The Zenit Sounding Rocket The Principle of Fair Returns V. Applications Satellites - the First Package Deal The Advent of Applications Satellites The Interim Intelsat Agreements CETS Plans for European Communications Satellites The EBU steps in The "Comprehensive" Approach - the Causse Report The Swiss Attitude towards Applications Satellites Switzerland and the Launcher Question The Bad Godesberg Conference The First Package Deal Swiss reactions to the First Package Deal The Definitive Intelsat Agreements Intelsat as a Turning Point for Swiss Space Policy TABLE OF CONTENTS VI. The Post-Apollo Programme and Ariane - the Second Package Deal 1 The Post-Apollo Programme The Birth of the Ariane Project The Second Package Deal Switzerland and the Second Package Deal The Ratification Process VII. The Transition from ESRO to ESA Developments at European Level Ratifying the ESA Convention in Switzerland CHAPTER 3 - SWISS PARTICIPATION IN ESA I. The ESRO and ESA Science Programme of the 1970s The Second Decade of European Space Science Activities Giotto and Hipparcos - Two Major European Missions II. Swiss Scientific Participation in the 1970s The Space Science Situation in Switzerland in the Late 1960s The Development of Swiss Space Science in the 1970s Space Research and Swiss Science Policy III. The Industrial Component of Swiss Space Activities in the 1970s IV. From Development Phase to Operational Use - the Case of the Meteosat and Telecom Programmes The User - a New Category of Actor in European Space Policy The Meteosat Programme The Swiss Meteorologists and the Meteosat Programme The Telecom Programme Switzerland and the Telecom Programme V. The Discussions on a Swiss DBS System The Tel-Sat Request A DBS System and Swiss Media Policy Handling the Tel-Sat Request VI. ESA's Other Major Programmes - Ariane and Spacelab The Ariane Programme The Spacelab Programme VII. The Microgravity and Remote Sensing Programmes VIII. The Administration of Space Activities in Switzerland IX. Setting the Stage for the European Space Policy of the 1990s Switzerland and the ESA Ministerial Meetings of 1985 and 1987 Planning for the 1990s The Swiss Influence on the Increase in the Science Programme Budget 308 ESA's Science Programme of the 1980s and the Horizon 2000 Programme The Prodex Programme Switzerland and the Decisions of the 1985 ESA Ministerial Meeting Switzerland and the 1987 ESA Ministerial Meeting 321 Swiss Space Policy at the End of the 1980s Epilogue Conclusion THE VARIOUS DIFFERENT STRANDS OF SWISS SPACE HISTORY I. The Importance of Foreign Policy II. Space Activities and Swiss Science, Technology and Industrial Policy The Rhetorical Strategy The Structural Weaknesses of the Swiss Federal State in Science, Technology and Industrial Policy The Comparison with the Case of Nuclear Technology III. Scientists IV. Industry V. The User Organisations VI. The Public VII. Closing Words Figures, Diagrams, and Pictures Chronology BIBLIOGRAPHY I. Sources Archives and other Unprinted Sources Printed Sources II. Literature Index of names

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