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