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.


The future of the European space sector, including its performance, entrepreneurial mindset and capacity to innovate, strongly relies on an education system able to train a skilled workforce. ESPI is working on providing the space community with an up-to-date overview of the European space education landscape and with an analysis of trends and challenges in this domain.


There was a lot of activity in the space sector in September. The United Kingdom and Hungary adopted new national space strategies, space industry submitted their formal replies regarding the European Commission impact assessment for a potential European satcom constellation, leaders from the G20 countries met at ASI headquarters during the G20 Space Economy Leaders Meeting, and more! You can read about all of these developments and more in the latest edition of ESPI Insights.


This new ESPI publication on 'Outer Space and Cyber Space' edited by Dr. Annette Froehlich analyses a broad range of relevant aspects as the outer space and cyber space domains do not only present analogies but are also strongly interrelated.


August was a busy month for the space sector. ESA adopted a key resolution on the future of its launcher support policy, Telesat received approx. CAD 1.5 billion in governmental funding for its Lightspeed constellation, and Thales signed its first contract with the newly created EUSPA to develop new capabilities for EGNOS. You can read about all of these developments and more in the latest edition of ESPI Insights.


This new ESPI publication on 'A Regional Space Agency for Latin America' by Dr. Annette Froehlich and Diego Alonso Amante Soria examines the political and legal aspects of creating a regional space agency for Latin America.


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