29 November 2017. ESPI contributed to a report of the institut français des relations internationales (ifri) on the place of space programs in the digital revolution and the impact of New Space on various industrial sectors. The report concludes with an analysis of the role and responsibilities of the EU in the development of a sustained European space and digital governance. ESPI paper, written by Sebastien Moranta with the support of Matteo Cappella focuses on the impact of the digital transformation on the satcom sector and examines the challenges and opportunities ahead of operators in the age of the digital economy and society. The complete report, including ESPI paper, is available on ifri website.