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Space emerging countries
« on: 05/07/2018 05:05 PM »
This new thread is for all the countries that are joining the space race, and that are not space powers with their own launchers still ...



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Re: Space emerging countries
« Reply #2 on: 05/09/2018 10:49 AM »
Its official! Australia is finally getting a national space agency. Unfortunately, Uncle Scrooge was put in charge of the budget. The budget for the next financial year is only $5.7M (US$4.2M) but does increase to $13.7M (US$10.2M) in 2021-22.

To put this in context, the Australian Federal budget for 2018-19 is $488.6B, making the first year of spending 0.0012% of the total amount!

The median Australian yearly household income is $81,947, so that 0.0012% is just 96 cents. That will get you a quarter of a cup of coffee here.
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Re: Space emerging countries
« Reply #3 on: 05/13/2018 05:36 PM »
Great news these days: D

Bangladesh becomes the 57th country to launch a Geostationary satellite: D

https://www.thedailystar.net/science/space-science/bangladesh-bd-first-commercial-satellite-bangabandhu-1-on-way-orbit-after-successful-launch-space-spacex-florida-us- 1575244

Kenya launches its first satellite developed by its own means and launched from the Japanese Kibo module, thanks to the collaboration with JAXA 8)

https://qz.com/1275698/kenya-to-launch-first-satellite-into-space/

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/article/2001280088/kenya-deploys-its-first-satellite

Turkey also launched another cubesats with this agreement: D

And Costa Rica also launches its first satellite and the first in the Central American region 8)

https://news.co.cr/costa-rica-launches-its-first-satellite-into-space-april-2/72002/

https://www.elnuevodia.com/ciencia/ciencia/nota/costaricalanzoelprimersatelitecentroamericano-2411620/

https://actualidad.rt.com/actualidad/271193-costa-rica-poner-orbita-primer-satelite



Incredible the first great success of ACAE, hopefully more initiatives like this will arise :)

http://www.acae-ca.org/

And finally, Taiwan can be the sixth Asian power, which manages to have its own launcher: o And also giving a much more useful purpose to a military technology: D

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3349525


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Re: Space emerging countries
« Reply #4 on: 05/27/2018 04:43 AM »
Its official! Australia is finally getting a national space agency.


I know this new thread is about "countries"--nation states-- beginning to do stuff in space.

But I believe it could be apt to point out here that, for any countries which did not go down the political-incentive induced space game road during the first six decades of the humans possessing spaceflight technology (1957-2017), the largest contributor to "space" economic activity and "spaceflight engineering" in the next couple of decades might very well be the result of private action, and not the gvmt action that predominated in decades 1-6.

Economic incentives, and the much shorter innovation cycle times induced by economic incentives relative to political incentives, is likely to drive much higher activity than any growth of a "just getting started in 2018" government space agency budget. 

Australia is but an example of this. 

Will be fun to watch.
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Re: Space emerging countries
« Reply #5 on: 05/27/2018 12:17 PM »
Its official! Australia is finally getting a national space agency.


I know this new thread is about "countries"--nation states-- beginning to do stuff in space.

But I believe it could be apt to point out here that, for any countries which did not go down the political-incentive induced space game road during the first six decades of the humans possessing spaceflight technology (1957-2017), the largest contributor to "space" economic activity and "spaceflight engineering" in the next couple of decades might very well be the result of private action, and not the gvmt action that predominated in decades 1-6.

Economic incentives, and the much shorter innovation cycle times induced by economic incentives relative to political incentives, is likely to drive much higher activity than any growth of a "just getting started in 2018" government space agency budget. 

Australia is but an example of this. 

Will be fun to watch.

The UK hopes to drive UK private industry in space but still government has to spend initially to drive this along, and that spending is far more than Australia is intending to invest. So I donít think your argument really holds together as if you want to be major player you still have to spend the relevant amount in the first place to attract industry not throw out a few grains of chicken feed and hope something will happen.

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