ESPI initiated a highly timely study on ‘Space Supporting Culture’ taking into account the ongoing efforts to protect worldwide the Culture Heritage by satellite technology. Various initiatives were already successfully undertaken such as the Copernicus hackathon supported by EURISY or the UNESCO “Open Initiative on the Use of Space Technologies to support the World Heritage Convention by the European Space Agency. There is still a lot at stake. ...

ESPI is an independant thinktank fully devoted to space policy-related matter. It is the key leading organisation analysing the state-of-the-art and considering the prospects for space in Africa.


Commissioner Breton and industrial stakeholders have recently expressed their interest in moving forward with the development of a “new integrated, secure and autonomous space connectivity system”, and a consortium of European companies has been awarded a €7.1 million contract for a year-long feasibility study.


This new ESPI Report provides a comprehensive investigation of the New Space dynamics unfolding in major Asian countries (Japan, China, India, South Korea, Thailand and Malaysia). The report offers both a macroscopic analysis of the commercial space ecosystems in these countries and an assessment of the national policies and tools to steer the development of a robust commercial space sector.


ESPI is proud to be part of SPACEWAYS, a European Union's Horizon 2020-funded project coordinated by the Foundation for Strategic Research (France), along with 14 other European organisations and companies. The project aims at supporting the European Commission in its efforts to to further elaborate on the concept of a Space Traffic Management (STM) framework at European level.


From January 2021 to August 2022, ESPI will contribute to the European Commission´s Horizon 2020 project titled “Space Traffic Management for XXI Century Space Operations” (EUSTM). The broad EUSTM project team led by GMV comprises altogether 19 organisations across the Europe and will prepare the floor towards a more comprehensive European approach to STM.


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