The Atlas of Space Rocket Launch Sites


Brian Harvey with Gurbir Singh

Edited by Paul Meuser
Cartography by Katrin Soschinski

An original idea from Paul Mauser in 2019 has resulted in a unique, informative and visually stunning publication. Detailed maps by professional cartogropher Katrin Soschinski illuminates the vast complexes in exquisite and meticoulos detail. Highly respected writer Brian Harvey and not so well known Gurbir Singh provide a detailed narative that describes all the major space rocket launch sites. Also included are launch sites no longer in operation but played a signigificant role in developing the technology for space rockets including Peenamunde, Woomera and Hamiguir.  The  272 pages include high precision maps, more than 500 hi-res pictures, mostly in colour, glossary, further reading and an index.

Satellites used for communication, navigation and remote sensing that makes modern life possible start their journey from launchsites around the globe. These unique departure points also used for exploraton of the solar system and human spaceflight have been mostely neglected. Until now.


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Title: Atlas of Space Rocket Launch Sites

Subtitle: Their origins, locations and capabilities

This title is the first of its kind: An atlas of all major sites where space rockets have been launched since the World’s first Sputnik in 1957. On 272 pages, the author Brian Harvey and his co-author Gurbir Singh showcase the steps of space travel as they have never been presented before. Detailed maps allow deep insights into places which are restricted to the public. This book offers a unique look at the physical footprints of Earth’s launch sites. With most places hidden away in jungles, deserts, or amid the Central Asian steppes, these places exist for the most part out of the eye of the general public. With
satellites facilitating our modern society and a modern space age ever-present in today’s news cycle, it is now more important than ever to think about the imprint these undertakings leave on Earth.

Brian Harvey is a writer and broadcaster on spaceflight who lives in Dublin, Ireland. He has a degree in history and political science from the University of Dublin (Trinity College) and an MA from University College Dublin. Gurbir Singh is a UK-based non-fiction writer specialising in space. He studied science and computing and holds a science and an arts degree. Paul Meuser is a researcher and artist dealing with both the interstellar ambitions and earthly artefacts of humanity’s leap into space. He holds a BFA with a concentration in ‘computation, technology, and culture’ from the Rhode Island School of Design, and an MArch from the Yale School of Architecture. In 2019, he published the Architectural Guide Moon. He currently works as an architect and design engineer in Tunisia.

Weight 1.9 kg
Dimensions 24 × 30 × 3 cm



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