26 May 2008. One of the largest small satellites events, the 2008 “4S Symposium” met to discuss technologies and utilization of such satellites. ESPI was invited to provide a keynote presentation on the legal aspects of space utilization and the regulatory questions facing small satellites.
23 May 2008. Organized by the Royal Military Academy of Belgium, the “2008 Air Power Symposium”, held in Brussels, dealt with current issues in military space policy. ESPI contributed on the European setting.
20 May 2008. The Polish Space Office organized its 2008 Space Days under the theme “Polish Space Industry – a European Partner”. ESPI had been invited to co-sponsor this event and provide a presentation on the rationale of space policies.
16 May 2008. Retiring at the end of this month, ESPI’s Senior Research Fellow and Representative of the Founders was today celebrated by the ESPI staff and the leaders of ESA and FFG, Jean-Jacques Dordain and Klaus Pseiner.
14 May 2008. The new issue of “ESPI Perspectives” casts light on Africa as a future space-faring continent. Africa is no blind spot anymore on the landscape of space activities and holds a high potential also for cooperation with Europe.
29 April 2008. Half a year ago, the Portuguese Council Presidency of the EU has opened the view for using GMES to support the development in Africa. This issue of “ESPI Perspectives” assesses the approach and the need for further action regarding this initiative.