09 May 2017. Making Exploration Great Again. The signature by Donald Trump on March 25 of NASA’s Transition Authorization Act of 2017, the first comprehensive NASA authorization passed by Congress in more than six years, marks clearly the willingness of the US Congress and the executive to have NASA actively preparing for expanding “permanent human presence beyond low-Earth orbit… Download the brief here.
08 May 2017. On 5 May 2017, ESPI Resident Fellow was invited to deliver a lecture on the international dimension of China’s space activities at the University of Torino. The lecture was part of the Spring Seminars that the university holds every year in the context of its Master’s degree in International Studies.
02 May 2017. Dr. Annette Froehlich, Senior researcher seconded by DLR (German Aerospace Center) to ESPI, lectured in current space law and policy challenges at the “Master in Space Policy and Institutions” in Rome for SIOI, the Italian Society for International Organizations.
02 May 2017. Save the date !!! ESPI and ESA are co-organizing the conference “Space and SATCOM for 5G - European Transport and Connected Mobility” which will take place in Brussels on 27-28 June 2017. The Conference aims at promoting cooperative frameworks that encourage the interworking of satellite and terrestrial technologies in support to the transport sector at large, by bringing together the respective business and institutional communities. Special emphasis will be put on the roles and approaches of the diverse groups of stakeholders involved in the development of satellite based 5G networks and of future transportation vehicles.
25 April 2017. The ORF Space Alert is a tri-monthly compendium of developments related to space activities and carries space news, information on primary sources statements as well as opinion pieces and commentaries written by officials, experts and scholars from the international space community. The Space Alerts are published by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), a leading Indian think-tank based in New Delhi, and are widely circulated amongst policymakers, academia, think tanks and the public.
21 April 2017. Recognizing the efforts, achievements and commitment towards the students, the University of Cape Town has awarded Dr Annette Froehlich the title "Honorary Adjunct Senior Lecturer". Since the creation of the Master of Space Studies at the University of Cape Town, Dr Froehlich has been visiting lecturer in the SpaceLab MPhil in the Space Studies Programme.
31 March 2017. On 28 March 2017, ESPI hosted its traditional evening event at the margins of the Legal Subcommittee of UNCOPUOS. This year’s event was dedicated to the presentation of Harry Eyres´ book “Seeing Our Planet Whole: The Cultural and Ethical Implications of Earth Observation” (Springer, 2017), which came out of a collaboration with ESA and ESPI where he was a part –time Senior Fellow from 2013 to 2016.
28 March 2017. At the 56th session of the UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee, Dr. Annette Froehlich presented the on-going project with the Group of Latin America and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC), which is one of the five regional groups at the United Nations representing 17% of all UN members.