Israel's space program as a national asset

Deganit Paikowsky*

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This article seeks to illuminate the implications of a small state's entry into the realm of space for its national security by inquiring into the space policy of the State of Israel. Israel's technological infrastructure in space boosts Israel's technological advantage, thereby allowing it to enhance military capabilities, as well as contributing in a number of non-military fields. It increases the quality of human resources, encourages scientific research, fortifies the economy, nurtures civilian and defense industries and ultimately contributes to the building of an advanced, highly developed society. Hence, a strong, state-of-the-art, Israeli space program is highly important to its national security in a wider sense.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)90-96
Number of pages7
JournalSpace Policy
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes


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