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ESPI Insights for January 2024 is out!

The 44th issue of ESPI Insights is now available. ESPI Insights provides a quick, monthly update on major news in the space sector.

This issue covers the top news of December and January:

  • 16th European Space Conference
  • Belgium took over Council of EU Presidency
  • Council adopts conclusions on European approach to STM
  • Japan becomes 5th nation to land on the Moon with the SLIM mission
  • FCC reaffirms orbital debris mitigation rules
  • The EU Commission signs an EDF grant agreement with OHB System AG
  • Exolaunch collaborates with ESA, DLR and UNOOSA
  • Starship plans to launch Starlab on a single mission
  • SpaceX launches Starlink satellites for direct-to-cell connectivity
  • D-Orbit secures €100M in Series C funding
  • ArianeGroup commits €85M to MaiaSpace
  • Third Axiom/SpaceX mission lifts three Europeans to the ISS

… and more!

In this month’s Perspectives, ESPI Director Hermann Ludwig Moeller reflects the 16th European Space Conference, including ESPI’s contribution. He presents some key takeaways, as also presented in his speech, which was concluding the conference highlighting key topics as well as identifying gaps – themes that received less attention at the conference. He concludes that Europe needs, beyond regulations, rules, and governance discussions, actually funded space programmes and projects for industry to implement, to provide solutions to society and the economy. He underlines that ESPI will continue to provide independent recommendations and proposals as presented in ESPI2040.

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