17 October 2017. A new contribution to the series Voices from the Space Community is now online. Following his presentation during ESPI 11th Autumn Conference, Mr. Pierluigi Mancini, NAVISP Programme Manager at ESA, presents in this paper the rationale of the new ESA programme in the Navigation domain (NAVISP) and explains how the programme was designed to become a key enabler for innovation.

Read more: ISSUE NO. 79 OF THE "VOICES OF THE SPACE COMMUNITY" IS ONLINE

13 October 2017. The concept of spacetug and satellite in-orbit servicing is not new and operators and governments have long waxed on the idea of cheaply extending the operational lifetime of their satellites. Yet, some recent announcements from satellite operators and manufacturing industry suggest a renewed interest in the concept, in particular for GEO satcom lifetime extension purposes. Download the brief here.

29 September 2017. The Space Policies, Issues and Trends in 2016-17 report is now available. This report provides a continued assessment of the space economy and of global space policies.

Read more: Space Policies, Issues and Trends in 2016-2017 now available online

21 September 2017. On 12 and 13 September 2017, the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) conducted its 11th Autumn Conference addressing the topic of “Innovation in the New Space Economy”. The Autumn Conference is a yearly ESPI event where space policy, agency and industry stakeholders come together to discuss issues that affect Europe and the rest of the world.

Read more: Outcome of ESPI’s 11th Autumn Conference on ‘Innovation in the New Space Economy’

01 September 2017. The twenty-fifth Newsletter issue of ESPI is now online.

Read more: ESPI Newsletter 25 online

28 July 2017. The European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) will hold its 11th Autumn Conference on “Innovation in the New Space Economy” in Vienna, Austria, on 12-13 September 2017. The Autumn Conference is a yearly ESPI event where space policy, agency and industry stakeholders come together to discuss issues that affect Europe and the rest of the world.

Read more: Registrations Open for ESPI’s 11th Autumn Conference on “Innovation in the New Space Economy”...

10 July 2017. On the 7th of July, ESA and ESPI jointly organised in ESRIN a one-day Workshop around the topic of policies and regulations for Space Data in cloud computing infrastructures. The Workshop gathered more than 70 participants, from European Institutions and Organisations, to the European Space Agency and other space agencies, major aerospace companies, cloud services providers as well as start-ups working with space data, space science researchers and legal experts on data policies.

Read more: Outcome of ESA-ESPI Workshop on “Space Data & Cloud Computing Infrastructures: Policies and...

06 July 2017. Considered as key sovereignty assets, spaceports have historically been funded and supported by governments as part of autonomous or independent access to space strategies. Over the last few years though, spaceports have increasingly raised interest of private companies eager to rely on new, cost-effective, infrastructure to provide commercial launch services. Driven by an expected growth of the commercial space transportation demand in particular for space tourism and small vehicles-based launch services, the number of spaceport projects greatly increased recently. What are the stakes for this new generation of spaceports? Download the brief here:

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