The Evolution of French Space Security

In the last decade, there has been an international resurgence of focus on space for commercial, civil, and military activities. Space is now a critical domain for many nations around the globe, and both individual countries and multinational coalitions have recently released space policies and strategies. European nations have taken a greater interest in space security by investing in space for national security purposes. Among them, France stands out.

The election of French president Emmanuel Macron in 2017 was an inflection point for France’s space security policy and ushered in a flurry of space strategy and policy documents, as well as military space programs. As France continues to bolster every aspect of its space policy, officials seem to be making their playbook public.

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