Future of Asian Space Powers
The future imaginative exercise is especially critical in areas of security studies, international politics and for judging advancements in technology trajectory. This is because in all such arenas, the states have to grapple with the fast-paced nature of the winds of change. For states, it is important to invest in the process of long-term perspective planning. This allows them to plan for their future. Such planning is an extremely challenging task, and various scientific techniques could be used for this purpose. Such process for predicting the future could play a useful role towards developing basic appreciation of the immediate and the long-term futures. This chapter endeavours to look at the future of space programmes of few important Asian states. It identifies and examines major drivers in connection with growth of space programme and develops futuristic scenarios.
KeywordsInternational Space Station Space Programme Asian State Ballistic Missile National Power
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