The global space defence environment is currently undergoing in-depth transformation, and several major announcements were made worldwide  in 2019. Our latest ESPI report analyses the status and on-going developments in these matters and puts in perspective the various options for Europe to face the challenges ahead.


ESPI partnered this year again with Business Bridge Europe for the 12th European Space Conference. This year, government officials and high-level representatives of institutions and industry gathered on January 21st and 22nd in Brussels to discuss the European space policy in a new decade and in the context of EU's global ambitions. ESPI Director Jean-Jacques Tortora moderated four sessions.


The demand for access to spectrum, a shared and finite resource for telecommunications, is rapidly growing worldwide, leading to spectrum shortages and concerns of interferences, even among different types of applications. This ESPI Briefs looks into the evolving competition dynamics among space and non-space applications and investigates the impact of the latest spectrum-related developments on the space sector.


ESPInsights is a quarterly publication providing the reader with a synthetic overview of major developments in the global space sector on the covered period and embeds useful links to official documents, public reports, web articles or conference websites for further details on the topic.


The European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) is pleased to announce an upcoming evening event co-organised with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) on: “Space Traffic Management: National and International Perspectives”


Space Traffic Management will become a key topic for European space policy in the coming years. Our new ESPI report looks into the whys and wherefores of a European approach to Space Traffic Management and proposes some perspectives for the way forward.


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