Exploration and exploitation of space
This chapter includes all R&D related to civil space. |
This chapter also includes R&D related to:
- Scientific exploration of space;
- Applied research programmes;
- Launch systems;
- Space Laboratories and space travel.
This chapter does not include corresponding R&D in the defence field (included in Chapter 14).
It should be noticed that civil space R&D is not, in general, concerned with particular objectives, it frequently has a specific goal, such as the increase of general knowledge (e.g. astronomy), or relates to particular applications (e.g. telecommunications satellites).