24 March 2017. At its last meeting held in Vienna on March 22nd, ESPI Advisory Council unanimously elected Geneviève Fioraso, former French Minister in charge of Space, as its new chairperson in replacement of Herbert Allgeier.

Composition and CVs of members of ESPI Advisory Council can be found here.

Read more: Geneviève Fioraso elected as the new chair of ESPI Advisory Council

17 March 2017. On Friday 17 March 2017, ESPI’s Dr. Annette Froehlich and David Nader hosted representatives from Embassies and Permanent Missions from Latin American Countries based in Vienna to discuss the delimitation of outer space.

Read more: ESPI – GRULAC space meeting – Delimitation of Outer Space

16 March 2017. Over more than half a century of debate, no consensus regarding a legal structure delimiting outer space has been reached by the global space community. Persisting disagreement over the necessity of such a regulation should be considered in light of the expected rise of a number of initiatives targeting the lower layers of outer space. Download the brief here.

16 March 2017. ESPI is pleased to announce an upcoming evening event and reception on:

"Seeing Our Planet Whole: A Cultural and Ethical View of Earth Observation”

Date: 28 March 2017

Time: 18:30

Venue: ESPI, Schwarzenbergplatz 6 (entrance Zaunergasse 1-3, 2nd Floor), A-1030 Vienna, Austria

Please register at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to your participation! Download the programme here.

09 March 2017. Issue Np. 10 on ESPI's Brief is now available to read. On 22 February 2017, the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) signed an agreement of cooperation between the two Agencies on a range of human spaceflight activities. This agreement is one of thirteen signed recently by Italy and China in the perspective of a scientific and industrial collaboration between the two Countries. Download the brief here.

03 March 2017. From the 16th to 18th February 2017, ESPI Director Jean-Jacques Tortora and ESPI Resident Fellow Marco Aliberti participated, in their capacity as Dialogue Sponsors, in the 3rd ORF Kalpana Chawla Annual Space Policy Dialogue in New Delhi.

Read more: ESPI Participates in the 3rd ORF Kalpana Chawla Annual Space Policy Dialogue in New Delhi

24 February 2017. 20 – 24 February 2017. This year once more, Dr. Annette Froehlich lectured at the University of Cape Town for the Master Space Studies and its course „Space and Society“. This module comprises legal aspects, economic issues of space activities and space policy related issues.

Read more: Contribution of ESPI to the master course on Space Studies at the University of Cape Town (SA)

24 February 2017.  Dr. Annette Froehlich gave a talk on “international space law and current challenges” on Friday 24 February 2017 at the Space Engineering Academy at Somerset West (SA).

Read more: Talk on International space law at Space Engineering Academy, Somerset West (South Africa)

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