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On April 7, 2021, new ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher released ESA Agenda 2025, in which he laid out five top priorities for the next four years. It provides a short term roadmap, which outlines the urgent priorities to be addressed by ESA.


ESPI has partnered with Euroconsult in carrying out a self-standing work package in a ESA-commissioned study, investigating European mission scenarios for the period beyond 2030 following the ITT on New European Space Transportation Solutions (NESTS).


On March 31st, ESPI researcher Mathieu Bataille took part in a French-speaking workshop organised by the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS) on the topic of the Hague Code of Conduct (HCoC). The HCoC is a non-proliferation instrument on ballistic missiles that also contains specific measures related to space launch vehicles.


As a follow-up of previous publications, the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) aims to realize a publication around the topic "Spaceports in Europe - challenges and impacts from legal/policy perspectives” in the Springer Space Policy series.


 ESPI is thrilled to announce an upcoming research on European Space Diplomacy. ESPI as a leading independent think-tank is conscious of the growing importance of space diplomacy, because of its role in forging space policies and building bridges between Europe and other nations, or because of the necessity to deal with more actors than ever.


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