ESPInsights is a quarterly publication providing the reader with a synthetic overview of major developments in the global space sector on the covered period and embeds useful links to official documents, public reports, web articles or conference websites for further details on the topic. 

This sixth issue, covering the second quarter of 2020, ESPInsights looks into:

  • Space Policy & Programmes: a follow-up on the COVID-19 crisis; the most important space policy developments (political decisions, institutional affairs, public budgets, and programmatic plans) in the world by country and region, such as: the Artemis Accords, a recap on the Ligado's approval dispute, new measures for private space in India, advancements for Chinese orbital station plans.
  • Space Economy & Finance: a summary of four top-level space economy reports, including Bryce Space and Technology on satellite delays, Space Capital on major investments, London Economics on the Scottish Space Cluster; the results of Q2 2020 of the ESPI Space Venture Europe; major investment deals, contracts and announcements in the space sector.
  • Space Industry & Innovation: the major industrial announcements and developments, with notable updates regarding for instance: the C-band replacement satellites orders, new LEO constellation plans, a private space station contract for Thales Alenia Space, Astroscale move to the In-Orbit Servicing market.
  • Space Activity Overview: the quarterly statistics from the ESPI space activity database, with key indicators and graphs, a launch log and space mission highlights.



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