[FPSPACE] RE: China's Space Program

Paolo Ulivi paolo.ulivi@tiscali.it
Mon, 02 Jun 2003 20:10:13 +0200

>It was even worse than that. The U.S. refused to let the Symponie 
>satellites (C-band telecom) to be used for commercial purposes when 
>launched on a U.S. L/V. Only experimental work was permitted. This 
>propelled Western Europe into the Ariane programme.

I have just finished reading a book on that subject (in Italian) by 
Italian historian Lorenza Sebesta (the book's title is "Alleati 
Competitivi", something like "Competitor/Allies"). I hope that it will 
be translated in English sometime because it is a really good book