16 March 2017. Over more than half a century of debate, no consensus regarding a legal structure delimiting outer space has been reached by the global space community. Persisting disagreement over the necessity of such a regulation should be considered in light of the expected rise of a number of initiatives targeting the lower layers of outer space. Download the brief here.
09 March 2017. Issue Np. 10 on ESPI's Brief is now available to read. On 22 February 2017, the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) signed an agreement of cooperation between the two Agencies on a range of human spaceflight activities. This agreement is one of thirteen signed recently by Italy and China in the perspective of a scientific and industrial collaboration between the two Countries. Download the brief here.
03 March 2017. From the 16th to 18th February 2017, ESPI Director Jean-Jacques Tortora and ESPI Resident Fellow Marco Aliberti participated, in their capacity as Dialogue Sponsors, in the 3rd ORF Kalpana Chawla Annual Space Policy Dialogue in New Delhi.
24 February 2017. 20 – 24 February 2017. This year once more, Dr. Annette Froehlich lectured at the University of Cape Town for the Master Space Studies and its course „Space and Society“. This module comprises legal aspects, economic issues of space activities and space policy related issues.
24 February 2017. The ninth volume of the “Yearbook on Space Policy” series edited by ESPI and published by SpringerWienNewYork is now available. This edition covers global space related developments in the calendar year 2015.