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.
27 May 2016. Until recently the spacecraft manufacturers of Europe and the U.S. have been fairly shielded from competition from low cost manufacturers. As the barriers to entry for new competitors continue to recede through the global levelling of technological capability, European manufacturers might find that their share of the one-to-two dozen commercial satellite contracts available each year will dwindle unless they can form new and forward-looking approaches to remain competitive.
27 May 2016. ESPI’s Report 56, “The European Launchers between Commerce and Geopolitics” is stimulating interesting discussions among a wide range of stakeholders and positive reactions by the Italian press
26 May 2016. On 3 May 2016, ESPI Resident Fellows Marco Aliberti and Matteo Tugnoli were invited to deliver a lecture on the findings of the ESPI Report “The European Launchers between Commerce and Geopolitics” at the Italian Space Agency (ASI) in Rome.
19 May 2016. The General Assembly of ESPI met in ordinary session on 26 April 2016. At the meeting the General Assembly elected Mr. Jean-Jacques Tortora as the new Director, taking office on 1 June 2016. Mr. Tortora is an aerospace engineer by training, has broad experience in the space domain and has been the Secretary General of Eurospace for the past nine years.
18 May 2016. The world is advancing more rapidly than ever and all the technological development makes it highly unpredictable. In a dynamic situation like this, we still need some consistency and security. A legal order consisting of hard law norms provides this type of desired stabile governance, especially in areas dominated by technology, such as space law.