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Source OECD iLibrary
Content type Text
Publisher OECD Publishing
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Miscellany ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Other branches of engineering
Subject Keyword Science and Technology ♦ Industry and Services
Abstract Germany is a major actor in the European space sector, as the largest funder to the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2013, as well as an important location for space manufacturing. Germany’s space policy focuses on the sustainable use of space for the benefit and needs of the population (Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, 2010). The latest government space strategy was published in 2010 and identified ten priorities: expanding strategic space expertise; sustainably reinforcing Germany’s position in space research; tapping new markets and establishing a unified legal framework; using space for purposes of whole-of-government security preparedness; shaping the distribution of roles in the European space sector; defining German and European roles in exploration; securing technological independence; retaining human spaceflight; maintaining the Moon as a target for exploration; and ensuring the sustainability of space activities (Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, 2010).
Learning Resource Type Chapter
Publisher Date 2014-10-23
Organization OECD
Page Count 4
Starting Page 110
Ending Page 113

Source: OECD iLibrary