Skip to main content

Nested Portlets Nested Portlets

Web Content Display Web Content Display

Web Content Display Web Content Display

P. Frankowski - Cooperation and rivalry of the Arab states in outer space

P. Frankowski - Cooperation and rivalry of the Arab states in outer space

The number of states capable of building, launching, and operating satellites has grown significantly over the past years. When well-established space-faring powers have secured their stance in space services and technologies, newcomers from the Persian Gulf appeared in the recent decade with vast financial resources as well as ambitions to challenge traditional players. This short analysis discusses how Saudi Arabia and UAE are conquering space in an egalitarian fashion, and what kind of potential changes in the relationship between old and new spacefarers may result in an entire shift in the space industry sector.

Paweł Frankowski

KBN Analysis no. 5 (85) / 2021

15 April 2021

The number of states capable of building, launching, and operating satellites has grown significantly over the past years. When well-established space-faring powers have secured their stance in space services and technologies, newcomers from the Persian Gulf appeared in the recent decade with vast financial resources as well as ambitions to challenge traditional players. This short analysis discusses how Saudi Arabia and UAE are conquering space in an egalitarian fashion, and what kind of potential changes in the relationship between old and new spacefarers may result in an entire shift in the space industry sector.

Picture credit: https://www.arabianbusiness.com/public/styles/square/public/images/2020/07/29/UAE-Hope-Probe-Mars-1.jpg

Download files
pdf
P. Frankowski - Rywalizacja i współpraca państw arabskich w przestrzeni kosmicznej