14 April 2016. On 13th of April ESPI organized an evening event on one of the currently hottest topics in space law – "Space Mining between the Space Treaties and the US Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act". The subject was discussed by four experts: Dr. Philip De Man (Leuven University), Prof. Tanja Masson-Zwaan (President of IISL), Prof. Gbenga Oduntan (Kent Law School), Robert D. Richards (CEO, Moon Express), representing a variety of views.
12 April 2016. A new blog post has been published, ‘Space, Heart and Geopolitics’. The blog post addresses how space should be leveraged to a much larger extent in order to assist the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries. You can find the post here.
06 April 2016. On 5 April, ESPI received a visit of a group of law students from the University of Graz. In the framework of their professional visit to Vienna and the UN in connection with the session of the UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee, the students visited ESPI and received a brief presentation of the Institute activities by the ESPI Director, Peter Hulsroj.
29 March 2016. A new post is now available on ESPI's blog, 'Civil Society'. As the title suggests the blog post addresses the relationship between the space community and civil society , and what can be done to further optimise the dialogue. The blog post can be found here.
25 March 2016. On 7 March the ESPI Director, Peter Hulsroj, participated in a roundtable organised by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) on the topic “Supporting Implementation of the 2030 Agenda Through Knowledge, Data and Information”. The issue was how international actors involved with Earth Observation can support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN.
18 March 2016. By any measure, access to space has been a true success story for Europe. For more than three decades, Europe has enjoyed the availability of an independent, reliable and efficient infrastructure and means for launching into space.
17 March 2016. In an interview with the Italian magazine Fly Orbit News, ESPI Resident Fellow Matteo Tugnoli discussed the topic of rocket reusability, one of the most anticipated technological breakthrough in access to space.