• Stefania Paladini


The overall international space context is changing fast, and a brave new world of challenges and opportunities is opening up. “Competition is increasing; new entrants are bringing challenges and new ambitions in space; space activities are becoming increasingly commercial with greater private sector involvement; and major technological shifts are disrupting traditional industrial and business models in the sector, reducing the cost of accessing and using space. The combination of space data with digital technologies and other sources of data open up many business opportunities” (European Commission 2016: 2). In the context of the above-mentioned quote, the EU Commission was making references to the EU member states; yet, these words can be safely extended to all countries.

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  • Stefania Paladini
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  1. 1.Birmingham City UniversityBirminghamUK

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