25 September 2017. On the 25th of September, ESPI Director participated in Brussels in a High Level Conference on "The Future of EU Finances” organised by DG BUDG.

He was more specifically invited to highlight the achievements of Europe in Space, the challenges ahead for the European Space sector and the perspectives to be considered for the preparation of the next Multi-annual Financial Framework.

The outcome of the conference can be consulted here


25 October 2017. On 19-20 October, ESPI Director participated in a conference organised in Bratislava (Slovakia) on “New Generation Space Policy. His presentation was entitled “How can European Strategy for Space cope with Newspace challenges. The slides of his presentation can be downloaded here.


24 October 2017. On the occasion of the UNISPACE+50 Conference, the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) invite students and young professionals worldwide to submit a paper on the “Post - 2030 Agenda and the role of space”. Download the papers here.


20 October 2017. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Outer Space Treaty the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) invited students and young professionals globally to submit a paper offering a fresh view on the Outer Space Treaty. Download the papers here.


17 October 2017. A new contribution to the series Voices from the Space Community is now online. Following his presentation during ESPI 11th Autumn Conference, Mr. Pierluigi Mancini, NAVISP Programme Manager at ESA, presents in this paper the rationale of the new ESA programme in the Navigation domain (NAVISP) and explains how the programme was designed to become a key enabler for innovation.


13 October 2017. The concept of spacetug and satellite in-orbit servicing is not new and operators and governments have long waxed on the idea of cheaply extending the operational lifetime of their satellites. Yet, some recent announcements from satellite operators and manufacturing industry suggest a renewed interest in the concept, in particular for GEO satcom lifetime extension purposes. Download the brief here.



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