07 June 2017. Are We on the Verge of Suborbital Flights? The recent announcements of the private sector and some strategic inter-sectorial partnerships show promising steps forward. What is still missing for suborbital flights and the connected tourism and transport business opportunities to become a reality ? Download the brief here.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Outer Space Treaty the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) invite students and young professionals globally to submit a paper which offers a fresh view on the Outer Space Treaty. For more information: Click Here

14 May 2017. The European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) is currently organizing its 11th Autumn Conference on “Innovation in the New Space Economy” which will take place in ESPI on 12-13 September 2017. The Autumn Conference is a yearly ESPI event where policy and industry stakeholders in the space sector come together to discuss issues that affect Europe and the rest of the world.

Read more: SAVE THE DATE. The 11th ESPI Autumn Conference “Innovation in the New Space Economy” taking place...

12 May 2017. ESA and ESPI are jointly organising a Workshop entitled “Space Data & Cloud Computing Infrastructures: Policies and Regulations”, which will take place on 7 July 2017 at the premises of ESA/ESRIN in Frascati, Rome, Italy.

This one-day Workshop aims to address some key policy and regulatory questions – such as data rights and IPRs – raised by today’s continuous digitalization process, and in particular by the growing use of distributed computing for science data.

Speakers from the European Space Agency, the European Commission as well as major cloud computing providers and scientific cloud computing users will present and discuss policy, regulations and legal issues related to the exploitation of space science data in cloud computing infrastructures over four thematic sessions.

Read more: 7 July 2017: ESA-ESPI Workshop on “Space Data & Cloud Computing Infrastructures: Policies and...

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.

Read more: ESPI Presents at the TOChina Spring Seminar at the University of Torino

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.

Read more: Lecture on current space law and policy challenges at SIOI (Italy)

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.

Read more: ESPI-ESA Conference on "Space and SATCOM for 5G - European Transport and Connected Mobility"

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