26 January 2018. ESPI opened an internship vacancy to support a research activity on “Challenges to the security of space infrastructure: Transatlantic perspectives”.

24 January 2018. The European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) is pleased to announce an upcoming evening event on:

“China Engages: Opportunities and Prospects for the International Space Community”

Read more: Save the Date: ESPI Evening Event on 31st January 2018

22 January 2018. The fourteenth volume of the “Studies in Space Policy” book series, authored by ESPI Resident Fellow Marco Aliberti and published by Springer, is now available.

Read more: NEW ESPI BOOK “INDIA IN SPACE: BETWEEN UTILITY AND GEOPOLITICS” PUBLISHED BY SPRINGER

12 January 2018. In the past decade, the count of trackable debris fragments has more than doubled, driven by collisions in space, several high-profile ASAT tests, the proliferation of cubesats and growing number of upper stages left in orbit. Additional European leadership will be needed to fully respond to the emerging space traffic challenges presented by various trends including the incoming LEO mega-constellations and increased risk of collisions.
The ESPI Brief 19 provides an overview of the growing concern of orbital debris, Europe’s efforts in this domain, and proposes a way to break the international deadlock in debris mitigation efforts. Download the ESPI Brief 19 here.

1 Dec 2017. ESPI Resident Fellow Dr. Stefano Ferretti recently contributed to the initiative organized by ESA 'Exploring Threats and Opportunities through Mega Trends in the Space 4.0 Era', which explored the upcoming changes to the way we live and work on Earth, potentially influencing the future of space as well. In the era of Space 4.0 we have to be adaptive to change, looking at the future as an ever-changing environment, while anticipating solutions that can benefit our society at large in the coming years.

Read more: EXPLORING THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH MEGA TRENDS IN THE SPACE 4.0 ERA

1 Dec 2017. ESPI recently contributed to the Open Universe initiative, organized by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Italian Space Agency, with the support of the European Space Agency. The ESPI Director co-chaired session 2 “International cooperation, policy and legal aspects”, while ESPI Resident Fellow Dr. Stefano Ferretti co-chaired session 3 “Educational, social and economic benefits of open data”.

Read more: OPEN UNIVERSE – UN / ITALY WORKSHOP

30 November 2017. On 27 November 2017, ESPI Resident Fellow Cenan Al-Ekabi gave an evening lecture at the American Center in Prague, Czech Republic. The event was part of a series of three public guest lectures organized by the Institute of Political Studies at the Charles University, the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) and the American Center for the Master’s Degree course on “Space Security in the 21st Century”. He gave a broad overview of Europe’s activities in space with a focus on the security dimensions, from its initial drivers to the current main efforts, and highlighted the European space sector’s investment in space compared with other major space actors and recent developments in global space community.

His presentation can be downloaded here.

Details on the programme can be downloaded here.

30 November 2017. On November 23rd and 24th, ESPI Director participated in the ESA Space History conference in Padova (Italy).

He contributed to a round table addressing the question: "Space History: A tool to support Decision-Making?”

The presentation he gave can be downloaded here.

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