ESPI has partnered with Euroconsult in carrying out a self-standing work package in a ESA-commissioned study, investigating European mission scenarios for the period beyond 2030 following the ITT on New European Space Transportation Solutions (NESTS).
On March 31st, ESPI researcher Mathieu Bataille took part in a French-speaking workshop organised by the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS) on the topic of the Hague Code of Conduct (HCoC). The HCoC is a non-proliferation instrument on ballistic missiles that also contains specific measures related to space launch vehicles.
As a follow-up of previous publications, the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) aims to realize a publication around the topic "Spaceports in Europe - challenges and impacts from legal/policy perspectives” in the Springer Space Policy series.
ESPI is thrilled to announce an upcoming research on European Space Diplomacy. ESPI as a leading independent think-tank is conscious of the growing importance of space diplomacy, because of its role in forging space policies and building bridges between Europe and other nations, or because of the necessity to deal with more actors than ever.
The new ESPI Insights for March is now available! Special focus of the month is on the space insurance market and the three years of consecutive losses experienced by space insurance companies.
The recent months have seen a number of space companies announcing their future presence on stock markets through a merger with a Special Purpose Acquisition Compnay (SPAC). This type of vehicle is increasingly used in the financial sector due to its advantages, but this situation also feeds concerns about the potential formation of an economic bubble. ESPI Executive Brief 49 analyses the pros and cons of SPACs and the perspectives they create for the European space sector.
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