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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.

By: Florence AUTRET

European space policies and programmes develop in institutions (the European Union, the European Space Agency, national agencies) that operate with different goals and modalities. The recent experience of the Galileo and GMES programmes seems to argue in favor of a more exigent organisation,...


At a time when negotiations between partners in the Galileo Concession are so difficult, it seems urgent to optimize the Galileo business case by identifying new applications for the system's five signals. This Note tries to assess ways to enhance Galileo's future profits. The principle of...

By: Aurélien DESINGLY, (dir.)

The present book is the main outcome of a one-day conference on Galileo held in Reims (France), in November, 2005. The conference chose to assess issues linked to the European satellite navigation program at a crucial time in its development, namely when it is entering its deployment phase...

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