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In Touch with Industry: ICAF Industry Studies, Academic Year 1996: Space   [open pdf - 979KB]

This study examines the potential for the United States to privatize and commercialize selected aspects of the space industry to ensure continued U.S. global dominance of space in an increasingly competitive international marketplace. With well-defined and culturally appropriate visions and plans, other nations have successfully leveraged government and industry partnerships to forge world-class firms and satisfy their national interests. The United States should do the same. This report examines four sectors of the U.S. space industry--launch, satellites, satellite operations, and applications--and selectively compares them with the space industries in India and Japan. We conclude that the United States could greatly improve its international competitiveness, as well as reduce government space expenditures, by transferring selected segments of the government space industry to the commercial sector.

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1996
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ICAF Industry Studies 1996
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