|Co-operative space endeavours within the arab league: a roadmap for their creation
|Christopher M. Gorham, Author
|ISU Individual Project
|Illkirch-Graffenstaden (France) : International Space University, 2018
|1 electronic resource (iv, 48 p.) / col. ill.
|Includes bibliographical references
|Astronautics and state--Arab countries
Within the industry there have been calls for the creation of a Pan-Arab Space Agency, to operate and coordinate programs at the Arab League level, similar to the European Space Agency of the European Union. Algeria, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have each made (and arguably duplicated) considerable investments in advanced space programs which are capable of constructing large size class satellites. Yet the growing capabilities of CubeSat’s have created a segment within the industry, whose barriers to entry are sufficiently low enough, that many of the less wealthy Arab League nations are able to consider a space program of their own.
This and the shared challenges of low energy prices, youth orientated demographics, environmental degradation & climate change, as well as the need for long term political stability, is all gradually coalescing to create the agenda which may finally lead to cooperative space endeavours.
|ISU program :
|Master of Space Studies
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