Israeli PM set to okay space R&D program

August 18, 2010 at 10:56 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: The Jerusalem Post

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is set to approve an ambitious plan to turn Israel into a satellite superpower. According to details obtained by The Jerusalem Post, the aim is to increase sales of Israeli space platforms to nearly $8 billion a year.

The multi-year plan calls for the government to annually increase support for space research and development by several hundred million shekels. This investment would focus on new platforms – primarily Israel’s niche market in “mini satellites” – intended to yield billions in sales…more

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