The European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) is pleased to announce an upcoming evening event co-organised with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) on: “Space Traffic Management: National and International Perspectives”


Space Traffic Management will become a key topic for European space policy in the coming years. Our new ESPI report looks into the whys and wherefores of a European approach to Space Traffic Management and proposes some perspectives for the way forward.

The year 2019 is reaching its end and it can be said that it was another busy and fruitful year for our Institute! The first point I would like to highlight is the new record high achieved this year regarding the number of publications. Those include books published in collaboration with Springer, ESPI Public Reports or Executive Briefs made available for download from our website, presentations and much more.  

Research and technological development policies are instrumental tools that serve the main objectives of strengthening the scientific and technological basis of European industry, and supporting its competitiveness at international level. While the European space industry has certainly succeeded in establishing a highly performing and competitive offer against a global competition, it has now to face an evolving situation.


On the invitation from the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI), ESPI Research Fellow Tomas Hrozensky gave a lecture entitled "Security in Outer Space: Stakes for Europe" at the American Center in Prague. This public talk, which took place on 02 December, was also a part of the Space Security course for students of the Charles University in Prague.


The European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) plans to issue a publication on the topic "On-Orbit Servicing" in the Springer series on Space Policy. Practitionners, academics and students are invited to join this interesting project by contributing an article around legal, political, economic etc. perspectives.


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