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What are the political challenges for a Space development ?

Ifri's Space Program seeks to establish the importance of space as a political subject among policymakers and the general public, to highlight the central role it plays in our societies and economies. It also aims to situate national, regional and international space policies in the broader context of the dynamics currently affecting international relations. Finally, the project seeks to define and illustrate the strategic opportunities of space, to establish and understand its importance in international politics. The Space Program focuses its analyses on Europe, since its ability to cope with the challenges of the 21st century will depend in part on the development of a coherent and ambitious space strategy.


Since the 1990s, cooperation between Europe and Russia in space has steadily expanded and became institutionalised. While successful projects were undertaken in areas like human spaceflight, launchers, space science or exploration, cooperation in the field of Earth observation (EO) has...


While European institutions continue to discuss the use of space for security as well as the need for a stable space environment, the United States organized a series of space reviews this past year. To explore these issues and foster an original debate, the Secure World Foundation, with a...


2008 and 2009 saw particularly important developments in the specific areas of space transportation, space sciences and exploration, satellite applications and technology developments. The article conducts a thorough review of these trends, adopting both a geographical approach and a thematic...


The Yearbook on Space Policy aims to be the reference publication analysing space policy developments. Each year it presents issues and trends in space policy and the space sector as a whole. Its scope is global and its perspective is European. The Yearbook also links space policy with other...


The article provides a comprehensive overview of global space activities in 2008/2009 with a special focus on Europe. It first acknowledges the transversal nature of space activities by linking them to the broader economic and political trends. It then analyses worldwide space policies and...

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