As a follow-up and complement of ESPI Public Report 64 on "Security in Outer Space: Rising Stakes for Europe", this new ESPI report puts in perspective European and U.S. approaches to security in outer space and investigates the implications of recent policy developments for transatlantic relations in this domain.
With evolving propulsion capabilities of cubesats, new mission opportunities for governments and private sector are becoming enabled or facilitated, adding to the promising outlook of evolving cubesat utilization landscape. Beyond the opportunities that advanced propulsion generates for new cubesat applications, it also raises a number of new issues related to cubesat operations in orbit.
This latest edition of the Space Policies, Issues and Trends report covering the 2017 to 2018 period is now available for download. This report series provides an overview of global space activities, focusing on national and international developments related to the global space economy, space industry evolutions, the European institutional market, military space, and space policies and strategies around the world....
On Monday September 24th, the Director of ESPI was invited at a hearing organised by the ITRE Committee in the European Parliament in Brussels. The purpose of the hearing was to assess the potential consequences of Brexit on the EU27 space policy.
This year Belgium is hosting the Presidency of the 20th European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC), under the Co-Chairmanship of Senators Ms. Christie Morreale and Mr. Yves Evrard. The Plenary Session of the Conference will take place in Brussels from 15 to 16 October 2018, with the theme ““Big data: development of value-added downstream services and applications”.
Following his participation in the September 24th hearing organised by the European Parliament on the consequences of Brexit on the EU 27 Space Policy, ESPI director was interviewed by the "Research Europe” publication. The article issued as an outcome of this interview can be consulted on page 6 of the “Brexit Flight Path” special edition of the review....
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