08 February 2018. The twenty-sixth Newsletter issue of ESPI is now online.

The twenty-sixth issue of the ESPI Newsletter provides an account of ESPI’s activities during the past six months. The period was extremely fruitful for ESPI, with the publication of relevant studies as well as a considerable number of activities in and outside ESPI, an account of which is provided within this Newsletter.  A description of the ongoing and upcoming activities and events planned by ESPI as part of its Workplan 2018 is also provided.

Download: ESPI Newsletter 26

7 February 2018. Over the past few months plenty of media attention has been given to the impending re-entry of China’s space laboratory Tiangong-1 into the Earth’s atmosphere. The possibility that some parts of the spacecraft survive re-entry and impact on populated areas raises a number of pressing questions on the issues posed by atmospheric re-entries.
The ESPI Brief 20 provides an overview of the current international rules and procedures for managing the re-entry of space objects, identifies outstanding issues and offers future considerations for the international space community. Download the ESPI Brief 20 here.

06 February 2018. On 31 January 2018 ESPI hosted an evening event on the topic of “China Engages: Opportunities and Prospects for the International Space Community” jointly organised with the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

Read more: ESPI-CNSA event: China engages: Opportunities and Prospects for the international Space Community

01 February 2018. ESPI published an article on “Space: An essential sector for Europe at a time of digital revolution” in the February issue of the Open Access Government publication. The paper, written by Sebastien Moranta, reviews recent evolutions and trends in the space sector and explains why space activities are taking a new strategic dimension for Europe at the time of the digital revolution. Access the Open Access Government February issue here  (ESPI paper page 130).

29 January 2018. The overarching framework of the conference “Space2030 and Space 4.0: Synergies for Capacity Building in the XXI Century” is the United Nations agenda Space2030 and the ESA Space 4.0 strategy.
Date: Saturday 3 February 2018
Time: 9:00 - 17:15
Venue: ESPI, Schwarzenbergplatz 6 (entrance Zaunergasse 1-3, 2nd Floor), A-1030 Vienna,
Please find the programme here.
Please note that in order to guarantee your seat we recommend to register as early as possible.
Confirmation of successful registration will be provided via email by ESPI.

Please register at: Click here

Registration deadline is Thursday, 1st of February, 12:00 p.m.

Read more: ESPI-UNOOSA Conference on 3 Feb 2018: "Space2030 and Space 4.0: Synergies for Capacity Building in...

26 January 2018. ESPI opened an internship vacancy to support a research activity on “Challenges to the security of space infrastructure: Transatlantic perspectives”.

24 January 2018. The European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) is pleased to announce an upcoming evening event on:

“China Engages: Opportunities and Prospects for the International Space Community”

Read more: Save the Date: ESPI Evening Event on 31st January 2018

22 January 2018. The fourteenth volume of the “Studies in Space Policy” book series, authored by ESPI Resident Fellow Marco Aliberti and published by Springer, is now available.


Yearbook on Space Policy

India in Space: Between Utility and Geopolitics

A Fresh View on the Outer Space Treaty

Space Resource Utilization: A View from an Emerging Space Faring Nation

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