Space and Security Policy in Selected European Countries

  • Ntorina AntoniEmail author
  • Maarten Adriaensen
  • Christina Giannopapa
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This chapter presents space and security policies of selected European countries and indicates the main priorities and trends thereof. In particular, it addresses relevant strategic documents that show how certain states in Europe use space assets and applications to ensure security policy objectives. Recent developments at the national level are linked with space policymaking in the frame of the European Union and the European Space Agency.



The contents of this chapter and any contributions to the Handbook reflect personal opinions and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Space Agency (ESA).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ntorina Antoni
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maarten Adriaensen
    • 2
  • Christina Giannopapa
    • 2
  1. 1.Eindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.European Space AgencyParisFrance

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jana Robinson
    • 1
  1. 1.Space Security ProgramThe Prague Security Studies InstitutePragueCzech Republic

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