Belgian Air and Space Policy
Since the 1960s Belgium has been involved in European space policy. The country opted straight away to pursue its space efforts within a European and international framework in order to optimise its financial investment:
The exploitation of space comprises four main aspects: scientific, public, industrial and commercial.
An ever-changing context
The international context in which the above-mentioned major European programmes were decided upon in the seventies and eighties changed radically at the beginning of the nineties due to various factors.