Blockchain is a disruptive technology, which may have the potential to address several key security and trust issues in the space industry. It may enhance reliability, and ensure traceability and confidentiality in ground station-satellite communications and data transmission. While the full operation maturity is still to be proven, the technology should be assessed in parallel with appropriate regulatory enquiries.
On 17 October 2020, ESPI Research Fellow Tomas Hrozensky was interviewed by the Slovak nationwide public television channel "RTVS" in the prime time news story reporting on the signing of the Artemis Accords by the United States and seven additional countries.
This publication in the Springer series on Studies in Space Policy examines numerous challenges Africa is facing relating to good governance due to its vast and diverse landscape, as well as its history. This book explores the role of space-based applications in supporting African good governance by strengthening civil society, bolstering democratic processes and advancing socio-economic development.

The new ESPI Insights for September is now available! Special focus of the month is on Covid-19 and European private space investments. Subscribe for free to the ESPI Newsletter to get the new ESPI Insights every month directly to your mailbox!

This publication in the Springer series on Studies in Space Policy shares a range of new and diverse insights on On-Orbit Servicing (OOS), and examines its implications especially from political, legal, economic, and security perspectives. 
On September 4th 2020, the White House issued Space Policy Directive 5, the first comprehensive cybersecurity policy for space systems. It provides a common foundation for the security of commercial and military systems but no legally binding requirements. ESPI Brief 44 puts SPD-5 in a bigger policy picture and looks into the space cybersecurity landscape in Europe. 


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