ESPI is an independant thinktank fully devoted to space policy-related matter. It is the key leading organisation analysing the state-of-the-art and considering the prospects for space in Africa.


Commissioner Breton and industrial stakeholders have recently expressed their interest in moving forward with the development of a “new integrated, secure and autonomous space connectivity system”, and a consortium of European companies has been awarded a €7.1 million contract for a year-long feasibility study.


This new ESPI Report provides a comprehensive investigation of the New Space dynamics unfolding in major Asian countries (Japan, China, India, South Korea, Thailand and Malaysia). The report offers both a macroscopic analysis of the commercial space ecosystems in these countries and an assessment of the national policies and tools to steer the development of a robust commercial space sector.


ESPI is proud to be part of SPACEWAYS, a European Union's Horizon 2020-funded project coordinated by the Foundation for Strategic Research (France), along with 14 other European organisations and companies. The project aims at supporting the European Commission in its efforts to to further elaborate on the concept of a Space Traffic Management (STM) framework at European level.


From January 2021 to August 2022, ESPI will contribute to the European Commission´s Horizon 2020 project titled “Space Traffic Management for XXI Century Space Operations” (EUSTM). The broad EUSTM project team led by GMV comprises altogether 19 organisations across the Europe and will prepare the floor towards a more comprehensive European approach to STM.


The new ESPI Insights for January is now available! Special focus of the month is on the 2021 and New European Space Ambitions.


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