3 October 2008. This year’s International Astronautical Congress at Glasgow, United Kingdom, provided ESPI with the opportunity to present recent research results to the global community assembled there. In addition, ESPI staff held numerous functions and positions in various forums and committee meeting alongside this event.
24 September 2008. Today, cooperation between ESPI and the renowned publisher SpringerWienNewYork was extended by signing an agreement to establish a new book series. The “Studies in Space Policy” are intended to become a prime forum for academic research on space policy.
24 September 2008. The findings of ESPI’s study on Russia's space cooperation with China and India were presented today in Paris during a seminar on “Russia and Space” organized by the French space industry association Spheris.
22 September 2008. The “ESPI Perspective” entitled “Moon, planets, orbits and charity – think egregiously!” explores a so far neglected terrain. It makes the case for using spaceflight with its connotations of marvel and fascination as a tool for charity activities and at the same time benefit from a connection with this field of highest social acceptance.
12 September 2008. The new ESPI Report on space exploration is intended to pave the way towards a profound reflection on the future position and role of Europe in space exploration and provides a contribution to strategic policy-making at the European level.
11 September 2008. The Second ESPI Autumn Conference took place in Vienna during the past two days. This event at ESPI’s premises gathered space policy experts and members of the European Space Policy Research and Academic Network (ESPRAN) for an exchange on current issues in European and international space policy.