Major trends in space transportation industrial and business strategies, as well as in international programmes and commercial launch markets, are changing the dynamics of human spaceflight with potentially far-reaching implications for the broader domain of access to space. Much is at stake for Europe as stakeholders are actively considering the future of their strategies and programmes in this domain.

This latest ESPI Executive Brief focuses on Europe’s competitiveness on commercial launch markets and on Europe’s role in international programmes. It also focuses on the impact of enlarging the scope of missions to include human spaceflight capabilities in Europe.



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