19 October 2016. On 17 October the ESPI General Assembly (GA), the Institute supervisory body, chaired by Andreas Geisler, head of FFG/BMVIT, gathered at ESPI premises to define the general long-term guidelines for the Institute and approve its Work Plan for the year 2017.
19 October 2016. On 14 October ESPI Researcher Elisabeth Veit participated to the “BG Vöcklabruck – Zukunftsdialog”, which included speakers from various fields, including Education, Research, Economy and Politics.
17 October 2016. During the 2016 International Astronautical Congress “Making space accessible and affordable to all countries”, held in Guadalajara from 26 to 30 September 2016, ESPI’s Resident Fellows Dr. Stefano Ferretti and Dr. Serge Plattard participated in IAF committees, Global Networking Forums, and technical sessions where the outcomes of ESPI studies were presented.
12 October 2016. From 23 to 25 September, ESPI participated to the United Nations - International Astronautical Federation Workshop on Space Technology for Socio-Economic Benefits: "Integrated Space Technologies and Applications for a Better Society". On the first day, ESPI Resident Fellow Dr. Stefano Ferretti presented “Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities for Space in listening to the Field”.
07 October 2016. In an interview with the Italian magazine Fly Orbit News, ESPI Resident Fellow Marco Aliberti commented on the recent launch of the Chinese space laboratory Tiangong-2, one of the most attended developments for the Chinese space programme in 2016.
07 October 2016. On 21-22 September, ESPI Resident Fellow Dr. Stefano Ferretti presented the paper “Space as an enabler of sustainable development” at the International Conference on Sustainable Development, organized at Columbia University by Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
07 October 2016. From 02 to 04 October 2016, ESPI Director Jean-Jacques Tortora and ESPI Resident Fellow Matteo Tugnoli participated to the XVIII EISC Plenary Session, held at the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest, Romania. The topic of the XVIII European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC), chosen by the Romanian Presidency, was “Space Security”, encompassing both security in space and security from space.
26 September 2016. The widely circulated French magazine “Diplomatie” publishes in its August-September 2016 special issue two articles respectively authored by ESPI’s Director Jean-Jacques Tortora, formerly Secretary General of Eurospace, and by Senior Resident Fellow Serge Plattard. The first article analyses the new challenges for the space industry, whereas the second one addresses strategic and economic issues of satellite navigation and timing systems.