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.
16 May 2016. On April 19 ESPI held a workshop on the policy stakes of European space-based infrastructures, looking specifically at Galileo, the European positioning, navigation and timing system that is being deployed. Under Chatham House rules the different stakeholders involved in this European programme had the opportunity to exchange views about how the programme was moving along and the challenges to meet throughout the value chain, from the manufacturer to the end user.