The new edition of Space Venture Europe provides a complete overview of entrepreneurship and private investment trends in the European space sector based on critical investment numbers and survey statistics. With €502 million invested  in space start-ups in 2020, Europe highlights a groundbreaking year and confirms its position as a key actor of NewSpace globally!


The new ESPI Insights for April is now available! Special focus of the month is on the future of Human Spaceflight in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). Alternatively, subscribe for free to the ESPI Newsletter to get the new ESPI Insights every month directly to your mailbox!


On April 7, 2021, new ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher released ESA Agenda 2025, in which he laid out five top priorities for the next four years. It provides a short term roadmap, which outlines the urgent priorities to be addressed by ESA.


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.


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