The Executive Summary for the ESPI SpringerBriefs book: “Business and Policy Perspectives on Micro Launchers” is now available for download. The research provides an analysis of the dynamics of the global launch service market associated with small satellites, by placing a particular focus on its unfolding trends and future outlook.


ESPI continues its collaboration with Open Access Government with the publication of a new article on ‘Next steps to the Moon: What role for Europe?’ in the May edition of this European journal. The article, written by Sebastien Moranta, reviews developments in the preparation of the post-ISS era and discusses challenges ahead of Europe to position itself as a key partner in a potential future international Moon programme. 


Recently the United States proposed a new approach concerning the future commercial utilization of the International Space Station (ISS), with a greater involvement of private actors and leading to the eventual privatization of the station after 2024.


The European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) is pleased to announce an upcoming evening round table on “On-Orbit Operations”, followed by a reception, on the occasion of the 57th Session of the Legal Subcommitee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.

The Round Table will include presentations from Mr. Jean-Jacques Tortora, Mr. Rodolphe Paris and Mr. Alexander Soucek.


19 March 2018. The much awaited lift-off of Falcon Heavy became the second biggest live stream in Youtube´s history with over 2.3 Million viewers. The remarkable public enthusiasm for SpaceX´s exploits brings us back to the importance of narratives in space and to the development of these narratives in the New Space era.


The tenth volume of the “Yearbook on Space Policy” series, edited and co-authored by ESPI Resident Fellows Cenan Al-Ekabi and Stefano Ferretti, has been published by Springer. This edition covers global space related developments in the calendar year 2016, with a thematic focus on Space for Sustainable Development.

The book can be purchased here

The structure of the Yearbook remains the same as for earlier years, containing a comprehensive overview of the economic, political, ...


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