4 September 2009. As during the past years, ESPI has been invited to give lectures at the summer schools of the Internationals Space University (ISU) and the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL), presenting recent research results of the institute.
This year’s summer school of the International Space University, its Space Studies Programme SSP09, took place at NASA Ames Centre in the US. ESPI had been invited to contribute a core lecture for all 120 students on space and security. This presentation, prepared from the research results of recent ESPI studies conducted by Wolfgang Rathgeber and Nina-Louisa Remuß introduced the European perspective to this issue to the students from more than 30 countries (presentation download here). In addition, ESPI’s Director Kai-Uwe Schrogl, who lectured at this programme, participated in a workshop on space entrepreneurship, also contributing European activities in this field, introduced with a presentation prepared by ESPI’s Research Intern Christophe Venet. (presentation download here).
The participation in the summer school of the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL), which was the 18th ECSL Summer Course on Space Law and Policy, held at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, Portugal, from 31 August to 11 September 2009 took place on 4 September. Kai-Uwe Schrogl gave a presentation on the legal concept of the “launching State” (download here), an issue of international space law, which has a large influence on the question of national space legislation, which was recently investigated in by ESPI in the framework of the project “Economic and policy aspects of space regulations in Europe” led by Matxalen Sánchez Aranzamendi.