Recently the United States proposed a new approach concerning the future commercial utilization of the International Space Station (ISS), with a greater involvement of private actors and leading to the eventual privatization of the station after 2024.


The European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) is pleased to announce an upcoming evening round table on “On-Orbit Operations”, followed by a reception, on the occasion of the 57th Session of the Legal Subcommitee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.

The Round Table will include presentations from Mr. Jean-Jacques Tortora, Mr. Rodolphe Paris and Mr. Alexander Soucek.


19 March 2018. The much awaited lift-off of Falcon Heavy became the second biggest live stream in Youtube´s history with over 2.3 Million viewers. The remarkable public enthusiasm for SpaceX´s exploits brings us back to the importance of narratives in space and to the development of these narratives in the New Space era.


The tenth volume of the “Yearbook on Space Policy” series, edited and co-authored by ESPI Resident Fellows Cenan Al-Ekabi and Stefano Ferretti, has been published by Springer. This edition covers global space related developments in the calendar year 2016, with a thematic focus on Space for Sustainable Development.

The book can be purchased here

The structure of the Yearbook remains the same as for earlier years, containing a comprehensive overview of the economic, political, ...


The first report of the new “ESPI Springer Briefs” series is now available. Prepared by Alessandra Vernile, the report provides a broad set of information and data on the rise of private actors in the space sector, organized into different topics covering the various trends that have shaped the space sector during the last decade and that characterize the so-called “New Space” dynamic. With the objective to offer a clear, comprehensive and synthetic definition of New Space, the report investi...


On March 4th ESPI Director Mr. Jean-Jacques Tortora participated in the Workshop "Space Law and Policy Strategies for Building Moon Bases and Exploiting its Space Natural Resources"

Mr. Tortora gave a presentation on "What Strategy for Europe for the Moon?"


The Presentation
The Agenda



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