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ESPI is calling for contributions to the ESPI Perspectives. ESPI Perspectives are short papers, typically about five pages, presenting a concise analysis on innovative ideas in the field of space policy or societal impacts of space technology.
16 November 2015. The market for Earth Observation (EO) services is being disrupted by new start-ups with innovative business models seeking to shake up the larger, more traditional players. This notwithstanding, large public investments are still being made with both civil and military objectives. Furthermore, government policy in the U.S. is as important as that of Europe for driving and shaping the market and the commercial EO services sector. From these trends arises some tension which in turn raises a few relevant questions. How does government policy influence this market and what can we learn from the markedly different approaches being taken in Europe and the U.S.? And how can Europe ensure that it reaps the full socioeconomic and strategic benefits of its strong investments in EO – especially now that Copernicus is becoming operational? This Perspective seeks to address the main questions in this respect.
ESPI’s newest book publication “When China Goes to the Moon…” is stimulating interesting discussions among a wide range of stakeholders and positive reactions by the press! Published by Springer in August 2015, this eleventh volume of the Studies in Space Policy book series, has already received several reviews within the industry, including a review by Jeff Foust in “The Space Review” and another extensive book review by the e-magazine Go Taikonauts.
12 October 2015. Panos Mastorakis, author of the newly published ESPI Report, illustrates the actual and potential contribution of the space sector in the attainment of the educational targets of the EU growth strategy for the current decade "Europe 2020", whose aim is to deliver 'smart', 'sustainable' and 'inclusive' growth.
29 September 2015. In an interview with the Italian magazine Fly Orbit News ESPI Resident Fellow Marco Aliberti commented on “When China Goes to the Moon…”, the eleventh volume of the “Studies in Space Policy” book series published by Springer.