Status of Europe’s Space Cooperation with Asia
This paper gives an overview of the EU’s and the European Space Agency's (ESA) key space-related policies and activities in Asia, as well as suggestions for improved cooperation. The rise of Asia, economically and militarily, has been accompanied by advances in its space-related capabilities. Europe is conscious of the shift in the state of play and actively cooperates with its Asian counterparts. However, the authors argue, Europe has not yet achieved a sufficiently structured approach to its cooperation with Asia and engages with regional partners selectively and based primarily on synergies with its own activities.
© 2012 European Space Policy Institute (ESPI)
Jana Robinson, Fabien Evrard