Dr. Eligar Sadeh

Eligar Sadeh


ELIGAR SADEH, Ph.D., is President of Astroconsulting International. Eligar also serves as a Research Professor with the Center for Space Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and as Editor of Astropolitics. Previously, Eligar held professorships in Space and Defense Studies at the College of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota and at the United States Air Force Academy, and worked for Lockheed-Martin as a Space Systems Engineer. He served as well as a Research Associate with the Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies at the Air Force Academy and with the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University.



Analytical Capabilities:

  • Systems Analysis.
  • Systems Management Life Cycles.
  • Systems Engineering Life Cycles.
  • Applied Space Systems Engineering Analysis.
  • Dependability of Systems.
  • Integrated System Health Engineering and Management.
  • Systems Architecting.
  • Space Program/Project Management.
  • Cost–Schedule–Risk Analysis.
  • Strategy Development.
  • System–Policy Life Cycle Modeling.
  • Policy Life Cycle Modeling.
  • Technology Assessment.
  • Planning and Forecasting.
  • Mapping of Technological Options.
  • Comparison of Alternative Architects, Strategies, and Policies.
  • Space Competitive Analysis.
  • Risk to Return-on-Investment.
  • Public-Private-Partnerships.
  • Governance.
  • Space Traffic Management.
  • International Space Cooperation.
  • Earth Observation Data Management.
  • Space Assurance, Protection and Deterrence.


Books and Books Chapters

  • Space Strategy for the 21st Century (Routledge, Taylor and Francis, forthcoming 2012).
  • “Impacts of the Apollo Program,” Historical Studies in the Societal Impact of Spaceflight (NASA, forthcoming, 2011).
  • “Spacepower and the Environment,” in Spacepower Theory (National Defense University Press, forthcoming, 2011).
  • Politics of Space: A Survey (Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2010).
  • “Regulation of Earth Observation Services,” in National Regulation of Space Activities (Springer, 2010).
  • “Space Policy Making Process,” in Space and Defense Policy (Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2009).
  • Space Politics and Policy: An Evolutionary Perspective (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003).
  • Dynamics of International Space Cooperation (Ph.D. Dissertation, Colorado State University, 1999). 


  • “Special Issue: Towards a National Space Strategy,” Astropolitics 8:2/3 (2010).
  • “Space Policy Challenges Facing the Barack Obama Administration,” Space Policy 25 (2009).
  • “Export Controls and Space Development,” Space and Defense 2 (2008).
  • “Bureaucratic Politics and the Case of Satellite Export Controls,” Astropolitics 5 (2007).
  • “Special Issue: Space and Telecommunications Law,” Astropolitics 5 (2007).
  • “International Space Commerce,” Space Policy 23 (2007).
  • “Public Management of NASA,” Astropolitics 4 (2006).
  • “Management Dynamics of NASA’s Human Spaceflight Programs,” Space Policy 22 (2006).
  • “Israeli Space Program,” Space Exploration & Humanity: Historical Encyclopedia (ABC-CLIO, 2006).
  • “The Evolution of Access to Space as an Idea and Technology,” Astropolitics 3 (2005).
  • “Harmonization of Earth Observation Data,” Astropolitics 3 (2005).
  • “Public-Private Models for Lunar Development,” Space Policy 21 (2005).
  • “Technical, Organizational, & Political Dynamics of the International Space Station,” Space Policy 20 (2004).
  • “A Failure of International Space Cooperation: International Earth Observing System,” Space Policy 18 (2002).
  • “Human Mission from Earth: Exploration of the Moon and Mars,” Space Policy 17 (2001).
  • “Modeling International Cooperation in Human Space Exploration,” Acta Astronautica 43 (1998).
  • “Teaching Space Politics and Policy,” Space Policy 14 (1998).
  • “Integrated Closed EcoSystem for a Lunar Base,” Advances in Space Research 20 (1997).
  • “Modeling International Cooperation for Space,” Space Policy 12 (1996).

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