With the dramatic upsurge of worldwide space activities and the parallel emergence of different types of space actors, a serious reflection on Europe´s place in the space arena has become of utmost importance. This new ESPI book provides an in-depth investigation of the concept of space power and devises a novel conceptual framework for empirically measuring and comparing the status of worldwide space actors.
Three ESPI Research Fellows have been interviewed in past weeks by SpaceWatch.Global, a digital magazine providing news and analysis from the space sector. Interviews of Annalisa Donati, Marco Aliberti and Tomas Hrozensky explored various topics from space economy up to space security, which have been subject to an in-depth ESPI research throughout 2019.
From 8 to 10 September 2019, the German Presidency of the European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC) under the Chairmanship of Klaus-Peter Willsch, MdB, organised the Plenary Session of the Conference in Berlin, Germany. Matteo Tugnoli, ESPI Senior Research Fellow, supported the work of the German Presidency for the organisation of this years' EISC events.
This publication in the Springer series on Space Policy provides a detailed analysis on the history and development of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) and the Conference on Disarmament (CD) and the coordination and cooperation between these two fora.
To the sixth time, Dr Annette Froehlich (ESPI/DLR) lectured at the University of Cape Town (SA) for the Master Space Studies and its course "Space and Society“. Some of the major themes covered in the week included the economic, political, military and regulatory drivers for space activities.
This new ESPI book in the Springer series on Studies in Space Policy “Space Supporting Africa” focusses on “A Primary Needs Approach and Africa’s Emerging Middle Powers”. Therefore this publication provides a deep insight into Africa’s political and socioeconomic landscape with a primary needs approach focused on climate, biodiversity, health, water, education, and space-related capacity building.
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