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Understanding the European Space Policy: The Reference Book


In recent years there has been an increasing European focus on the space domain. Space systems have proved to be a reliable tool for supporting various European policies, among others those related to security, environment, climate, health, sustainable development, information technology and international affairs. The growing European interest in space activities is highlighted in relation to three main aspects: political and strategic; economical; and societal aspects. The reference book poses three important questions: Why is Europe interested in the space domain? What is the role of the EU in the space domain? How space is being used in Europe? The approach is academically rigorous but presented in an accessible form that still reflects the complexities of space as a subject.

Reference book prepared within the frame of the C-Space (Conditions for Space Policy and related Action Plan Consolidation in Europe) project, conducted by the Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (FRS) in cooperation with Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Istituto affari internazionali (IAI), Royal Aeronautical Society (RaeS), and funded by the European Commission-FP7..

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