Application of Large Infrastructure Project Financing to Construction Projects in Space

by Michel Lyonnet du Moutier, Societe Auxiliaire d'Entreprises, (SAE), Paris, France,
Patrick Cohendet, Societe Auxiliaire d'Entreprises, (SAE), Paris, France,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space III


In a time when space projects are limited by the scarcity of public funding it is reasonable to try to finance and operate them with the help of the private sector. An example to follow could be the financing of large scale projects on Earth, such as the Channel Tunnel. This paper will show that space and terrestrial infrastructure are of same nature and will elaborate on how to build financial packages that include a mix of funds from government, international bodies, private investors and the general public.

Subject Headings: Private sector | Space construction | Infrastructure construction | Tunnels | Professional societies | Government | Financing | Infrastructure

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