This issue covers the top news of October:
- ESA aims to create European launch service providers pool
- ESA and Axiom Space sign MoU for cooperation in human spaceflight
- China plans to add new modules to Tiangong space station
- India sets new space ambitions for 2040
- Advancements in ArianeGroup’s Susie upper stage launcher development
- Framatome launches space initiative for nuclear-powered missions
- ASPACE invests $266M to establish satellite manufacturing company in Saudi Arabia
- Qosmosys raises $100M in seed funding
- Stoke Space raises $100M for reusable rocket development
- ULA launches prototype satellites for Amazon’s upcoming Kuiper constellation
- Psyche asteroid mission launches on first Falcon Heavy launch for NASA
… and more!
In this month’s Perspectives, ESPI Director H. Ludwig Moeller evaluates the Space Summit 2023 in Seville, welcoming planned ambitions to boost European competitiveness through intra-European competitions for space transportation, while noting that there is still postponed action (and revolution) , which will further widen the gap between Europe and space powers such as U.S. and China. He suggests that the planned ESA2040 strategy may consider the ESPI2040 vision, recently published and supported by ESPI extraordinary General Assembly and Advisory Council as a reference.