“Between Commercialisation and Arsenalisation: the Emergence of New Spacial Issues”, Merve Samalp (CIFE)

During the Cold War, the space sector was structured by clashes between the United States and the USSR and technological developments were put at the service of their belligerence. From the 1990s and the emergence of a multipolar world, new states entered the space market. However, the arrival of these new players has changed the environment very little. It was really only with the arrival of private actors that the space sector, which until then was based on state monopolies, was profoundly disrupted.

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