50 years after America’s moon mission, some of the smallest nations on Earth have joined the space race
Fifty years after humanity's first manned mission to the moon, some of Earth's smaller nations have embraced ambitions of reaching space.
The Intelligent Aerospace take:
July 17, 2019-Noack reports on the growing space ambitions not of growing BRIC powers, but of some of the world's smallest nation-states like Singapore and Luxembourg. The former has 1,000 people working in its satellite manufacturing industry, while Luxembourg is seeking to attract space tech start-ups by guaranteeing the rights of private companies to the resources they extract in space. Luxembourg became the second-such nation after the U.S. to make that guarantee. In addition, Noack touches on the booming space industry in New Zealand, which utilizes its relatively uncrowded airspace to its advantage as it became a desirable location to launch satellites into orbit.
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor