The Aeronautical Industry
Complete 12 pages APA formatted article: Technology Transfer in the Spacecraft Sector of the Aeronautical Industry. In the United Kingdom, the Science and Technology Facilities Council has been chosen to facilitate the transfer of technology from the European space agency (ESA). (Space technology transfer handled by SFTC).The Small Spacecraft Initiative was started in 1994 by The Office of Advanced Concepts and Technologys (OACT) Spacecraft and Remote Sensing division to implement a new approach to technology integration and to reduce the time and cost taken to develop space missions for scientific and commercial applications (Technology). In the 20th century, the space race between the USA and Russia led to guarding of space secrets and technology however the end of the space race resulted in more technology transfer and cooperation between the two countries (Freudenrich).In the present, there are still strict restrictions on the transfer of technology regarding spacecraft which inhibits sharing between countries. The export of spacecraft technology requires explicit government permission and it contains a lengthy process (Research Export Controls Laws and Regulations). Technology transfer in the spacecraft sector has worldwide implications as emerging countries such as China and India have ambitious space programs. CNSA the Chinese space agency in 1995 was transferred manned spacecraft technology by the Russians and thus technology transfer between countries and India and the USA have started cooperating in spacecraft Technology (China). There are many opportunities for countries to cooperate in this context and reap benefits not only for their space programs but rather earthly benefits as well.Research on this topic is required to investigate whether technology transfer is a strategic goal of space agencies around the world. The spacecraft sector has special implications for not only aircraft but other transportation vehicles and communication.