The ESPI SpringerBriefs research: “Business and Policy Perspectives on Micro Launchers” is now available for purchase on the Springer website.

The book provides an analysis of the dynamics of the global launch service market associated with small satellites, by placing a particular focus on its unfolding trends and future outlook.


ESPI Resident Fellow Martin Sarret took part in the review of the 2018 Space Security Index in Montreal, Canada, which is a collaborative research effort between the Project Ploughshares, the Simons Foundation, McGill University Institute of Air and Space Law, the Research Unit for Military Law and Ethics of the University of Adelaide, the Space Policy Institute of George Washington University, and the School of Law of Xi’ian Jiatong University. 


It is with deep sadness that we were informed that Per Tegner passed away last week. 

Beside all his major contributions to the fostering of the European space sector, he has been a strong and permanent support to ESPI, actively participating until last month in our Advisory Council.

But above all, we lost a friend and we will cherish his remembering.


The Executive Summary for the ESPI book: “The Executive Summary is now available for download.


Since 2009, ESPI supports the rotatory Presidency of the EISC in the organisation of the spring Workshop and autumn Plenary Session. This year, ESPI Resident Fellow Matteo Tugnoli, in charge of the EISC international secretariat, participated to the XX EISC Workshop which took place from 14 to 15 May in several locations in Belgium.


The European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL), and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) invite students and young professionals worldwide to submit a paper on “Legal aspects around satellite constellations".


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