News from Space Economy
The European Commission publishes the 2021 Edition of its Better Regulation Guidelines and Toolbox [Jan/2022]
assessment is a crucial tool for policymakers to generate and analyse reliable
information on the impacts of policy and regulation. To provide consistent and
comparable outputs, the European Commission is providing a framework that helps
ESPI Yearbook 2020 – Monitoring the development of the European space policy in a global context [Dec/2021]
In June 2021, the
European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) published its annual Yearbook. It
provides an examination of the main trends and developments in the space
sector, space policy, and space programmes over the past year. Implementing a
Socio economic benefits from Future Aircraft Composite Firewall - Using space-grade materials to enhance next generation aircraft [Dec/2021]
The bulkhead concept, which is part of the layers protecting
satellites on Ariane 5 and 6, has generated a spin-off for aircraft by Airbus Defence &
Space. Together with ESA’s Technology Transfer and Patent Office (TTPO) and
CiTD, this technolo...
In November 2021
the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) organized a
virtual workshop on “the story of how Copernicus benefits European citizens”.
It showcased quantitative evidence from the Sentinels Benefits Study (SeBS)on
In its study on “Space technology
transfers and their commercialisation”, the OECD investigates the transfers
from publicly funded space programmes to different sectors of the economy in
Europe, Asia and North America and highlights that the proc...
PwC’s ‘Lunar market assessment: market trends and challenges in the development of a lunar economy’ [Nov/2021]
In September 2021, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) published
the “Lunar market assessment: market trends and challenges in the development
of a lunar economy”, an analysis of a potential future economy on the Moon.
With plans to return humans perman...
Socio-economic benefits from Space technology for energy providers through automated complex system coordination [Nov/2021]
Automating complex system coordination, as used for satellite
constellations, have proven very valuable in space for efficient and fast
outposts organisation. Control room constructor Ergonomics Applied to
OPerationsS (EATOPS) and ESA are now coopera...
The wastewater of major cities is rich on nutrients and
abundantly available. SEMiLLA IPStar and ESA are cooperating to tab into this
resource by creating a water recycling system based on the circular life
support MELiSSA (Micro-Ecological Life Supp...
ESA joins the Universeh inaugural conference to address the Future of Work in the space sector [Oct/2021]
October 2021 ESA
participated to the inaugural event of the European Space University for Earth
and Humanity (UNIVERSEH).Géraldine
Naja, ESA’s Acting Director for Commercialisation, Industry and Procurement gave
a keynote speech on ESA’s vision...
German SME DcubeD and Spanish SME Detektia Earth Surface Monitoring are the winners of ESA’s Global Space Markets Challenge. During the final round of the competition both companies delivered pitches which secured them the first place in the u...
G20 Space Economy Leaders Meeting 2021 [Oct/2021]
On 20 and 21 September 2021, the
Italian Space Agency (ASI) opened the door to the G20
Space Economy Leaders Meeting 2021. Over two days, Heads of the G20 Space
Agencies discussed the contribution of the Space Economy to the global economy,
and the n...
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