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    SOMMAIRE
    Foreword
    CHAPTER 1 PRELUDE TO SPACE RESEARCH : FROM GEOMAGNETISM TO THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR 1838-1939
    I. Geomagnetism comes to Finland
    II. The first Polar Year
    III. Melander and high aspirations
    IV. The Second Polar Year
    CHAPTER 2 RHETORIC AND SCIENCE POLICY 1945-1964
    I. War and peace in Finnish science
    II. Approaching the International Geophysical Year
    III. Finland in the IGY
    IV. Project Research
    CHAPTER 3 FROM HOPE TO REALITY 1964-1968
    I. On the threshold of space research
    II. Internationalism and internal stability
    III. ESRO membership
    IV. The Committee on Space Research
    V. ESRO and ELDO in trouble
    VI. Primus inter pares
    THE HISTORY OF FINNISH SPACE ACTIVITIES
    CHAPTER 4 TOWARDS A SPACE STRATEGY 1970-1980
    I. An emerging space-research country
    II. The Division of Space Research
    III. Steps towards scientific maturity
    EISCAT
    IMS
    IV. Start of collaboration with the Polar Geophysical Institute at Apatity, USSR
    V. International cooperation develops and expands
    CHAPTER 5 ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLICATIONS
    I. The Government embraces the idea of space research
    II. Finland gains the political will to join ESA
    III. Yes to ESA, but what does that mean ?
    IV. A small pitfall
    CHAPTER 6 AROUND THE WORLD AND MARS
    I. The World enters the Digital Age
    II. Viking 2 : On the border between dream and reality
    III. To Mars via Sweden
    CHAPTER 7 A BOOM IN SPACE RESEARCH
    I. Tentative negotiations with ESA
    II. Associate Membership in Sight
    III. The Technology Development Centre TEKES
    IV. The Finnish Space Committee
    V. ESA and Finland
    CHAPTER 8 FINLAND IN THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY
    I. The Space Programme
    II. Enthusiasm and Confusion
    III. A Finnish Satellite ?
    CHAPTER 9 SAILING ON THE SOLAR WIND
    I. Hard Times, the depression of the 1990s
    II. Towards the Sun
    Member of ESA
    Sources
    Bibliography
    Index of persons

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