31 October 2008. ESPI was invited to provide two presentations to the joint annual meetings of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG), International Lunar Conference 2008, the ICEUM ILEWG Conference on Exploration and Utilization of the Moon, and the Space Resources Roundtable (SRR X) held from 28 to 31 October 2008, at Cape Canaveral (USA).
This event brought together about 250 scientists, engineers to discuss goals, applications, challenges and opportunities related to upcoming lunar activities. It provided a platform for an open discussion and for the exchange of information between space experts, scientists and space agencies from around the world.
Nicolas Peter presented the results of the ESPI study “Space Exploration 2025: Global Perspectives and Options for Europe” (link here) conducted in spring 2008 in the session “Technology developments facilitating exploration and “on-ramps”. This presentation (link here) aimed to provide insights on the trends in space exploration and gave a better understanding of the variables influencing the evolution of the space context in which Europe will have to operate until 2025.
Nicolas Peter presented also in the Special Session: What is the Status of Space Law as it relates to the Moon? held during the Gala dinner. This presentation co-authored with ESPI’s Director Kai-Uwe Schrogl entitled “Legal Aspects of Space Exploration” (link here) aimed in particular at providing an overview of the current legal framework for lunar activities, as well as elements to consider in the future.