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Yearbook 2022

The ESPI Yearbook is an annual publication which provides an overview of major developments and trends in space policy, industry, programmes, economy and overall worldwide activity over the year.

The 2022 edition is the fourth of a new Yearbook series with revised structure and content, organised in four complementary chapters:

  • Policy & Programmes: space policy highlights and trends, and major space programme developments.
  • Industry & Innovation: launcher and satellite industry developments.
  • Economy & Business: global and European space economy indicators.
  • Launches & Satellites: space activity statistics, mission highlights and ESPI launch log.

Some of the key developments presented in the 2022 edition of the ESPI Yearbook are:

  • The war in Ukraine disrupted the global space sector and international cooperation.
  • Future of European space policy shaped by the European Space Summit and the ESA Council Meeting at Ministerial Level.
  • Increased role of (commercial) space for security and defence.
  • Emergence of space cybersecurity companies.
  • Notable developments in energy solutions for and from space.
  • Boost in in-orbit servicing and commercial SSA.
  • Record year for Europe with more than €1 billion European private space investments.

You can find much more about the state of the space sector in the Yearbook. The report provides useful information, data and insights on a selection of topics expected to shape the future of the global and European space sector.

ESPI Point of Contact: Lina Pohl, Research Fellow seconded by DLR, <lina.pohl@espi.or.at>.

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