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European space activities in the global context

  • Wolfgang Rathgeber
  • Christophe Venet
Part of the Yearbook on Space Policy book series (YEARSPACE)

Abstract

The most striking issue in 2008/2009 was the financial and economic crisis with its worldwide consequences, affecting both advanced economies and emerging countries. The period was also marked by the confirmation of several ongoing trends, such as the political and economic rise of China, the resurgence of Russia on the international scene and the limited growth of Western economies. By contrast, the election of Barack Obama as the 44th American President unleashed new expectations about U.S. international policies. Finally, central transnational problems, such as climate change, the energy crisis or terrorism, remained at the top of policy agendas. In the following sections, global challenges and their respective global responses will be considered and analysed for their impact on space activities and space policies. A particular focus will be put on Europe.

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Global Navigation Satellite System International Space Station Space Policy Australian Defence Force Space Budget 
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