Commercialisation Of Space Technology For Tomorrow's Space Missions

Commercialisation Of Space Technology For Tomorrow's Space Missions

Stella Tkatchova (TUDelft University, The Netherlands) and Michel van Pelt (ESTEC Centre of the European Space Agency, The Netherlands)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-624-2.ch012
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This chapter presents an initial identification of direct and indirect benefits for space agencies and space and non-space companies from new markets development, creation of new collaborations and an analysis of the costs and financing of future human interplanetary exploration. Commercialization of space technology is the process by which private companies commercially exploit space technology, without being its owners. Commercialization of space technology for future interplanetary missions is considered as a primary focus and principle benefit in this vision. Before private companies invest in commercial projects for interplanetary missions they will have to perform cost benefit analysis for their commercial projects for future interplanetary missions.

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