Disruptive Space Technologies and the Developing World

  • Scott Madry
Part of the Space and Society book series (SPSO)


This chapter will analyze how these disruptive innovations can impact the future of the “other 3 billion” people of the developing world who currently are in great need and who do not benefit from space activities at all. We will also consider how these disruptive space technologies could help support attaining the U. N.’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This discussion will make a case for how disruptive space technologies could help set the stage for more than simply new businesses and innovation in the developed world, or for making billionaires even more wealthy. This chapter explores how such innovations might help fundamentally alter how space will impact the developing world.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott Madry
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  1. 1.University of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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