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Upcoming in October 2023: First ever Edition of the annual ECSECO Space Economy Days at ESA HQ [May/2023]

The European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce (ECSECO) introduces their new flagship event – the annual Space Economy Days. The event will see its first edition - the Space Economy Days 2023 – on the 16-17 October 2023. It offers a unique...
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ESPI Space Venture 2022 – Investment in the European and Global Space Sector [May/2023]

The European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) published its annual Space Venture Europe report, addressing trends of entrepreneurship and private investment in Europe for 2022. In this report, ESPI estimates a record amount invested in European sp...
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“International Space Station (ISS) Benefits for Humanity”; 2022 Edition released by the ISS Program Science Forum [May/2023]

Enabling researchers from around the world to have access to microgravity, exposure to space, and a unique perspective on Earth to conduct groundbreaking experiments, the International Space Station (ISS) has now entered its third decade of h...
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“Earth’s Orbits at Risk”, 2022 OECD report on the Economics of Space Sustainability [Apr/2023]

In 2019, the OECD Space Forum launched a project on space sustainability, and in particular the economics of space debris. The project led to a first OECD policy paper “Space sustainability: The economics of space debris in perspective” in 202...
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Beyond Borders: Satellite Applications for Humanitarian Emergencies [Mar/2023]

In August 2022, Caribou Space published the report “Beyond Borders: Satellite Applications for Humanitarian Emergencies” commissioned by the UK’s Humanitarian Innovation Hub, which is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Of...
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OECD Policy Paper: How the War in Ukraine is affecting Space Activities [Feb/2023]

In November 2022, the OECD published the paper “A New Landscape for Space Applications – Illustration from Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine”. The paper uses illustrations from the war in Ukraine to highlight growing trends and de...
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Seven Benefit Case Studies of ESA's Space Safety programme [Jan/2023]

The ESA Space Safety Programme (S2P) contributes to the protection of our planet, humanity and assets in space and on Earth from hazards originating in Space, providing safety from such hazards as a service to society. ESA Space Safety activities ...
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European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce (ECSECO) concludes first-ever General Meeting of members in Vienna [Dec/2022]

On the 9th of November, the first General Meeting of members of ECSECO took place in Vienna, Austria. Nearly 100 participants from 14 different countries, used this unique opportunity to connect with other members of ECSECO, gain insights into spa...
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Europe decides to increase ESA’s budget by 17% compared to the last Ministerial meeting in 2019 [Dec/2022]

At the ESA Council at Ministerial level held in Paris on 22 and 23 November, government ministers representing ESA’s Member States, Associate States and Cooperating States resolved the ESA budget for the upcoming three years until the next C...
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ESA Space Operations and Space Safety activities: supporting Europe’s innovation, competitiveness and market opportunities [Nov/2022]

As Europe's centre of excellence for satellite operation, ESOC is home to the engineering teams that control spacecraft in orbit, manage ESA’s global tracking station network, and design and build the systems on the ground that support missions ...
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ESA ARTES Partnership Projects, providing the satcom industry with the right environment to introduce innovative space-based solutions systems into the commercial market [Nov/2022]

ESA ARTES Partnership Projects federate industry around large-scale programmes, developing innovative cutting-edge solutions in partnership with private or public operators. This innovative approach allows European prime contractors and equipment ...
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Space-based Solar Power: Contributing to achieving Net Zero by 2050 [Oct/2022]

With the objective of achieving Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050, Europe is investigating ways to rapidly decarbonise its sources of electricity generation and ensure both stable and secure supply. While requiring substantial development, space-b...
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