Developments in Space Policies, Programmes and Technologies Throughout the World and in Europe
All major space policy developments worldwide were presented in the previous section of Chap. 1, in an attempt to clarify the principal space faring nations’ strategies in 2011 and 2012. In the section below, there will be a brief discussion on developments in technology related areas, including policies and access to space technologies. The aim of this section is to clarify how the above presented strategies interact with and influence specific space programmes, and related research and development projects.