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ESA Technology Transfer Success Story - Powering a village from a shipping container: space structures to transform portable energy generation [Aug/2022]

Using ESA patented modular deployment technology, originally designed to deploy very large support structures in space, Spanish firm POLAR Developments (a spin-out from the company Comet Ingeniería) offers near-instantaneous high capacity photovo...
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ESA Technology Transfer Success Story - No such thing as a waste product: using space technology to recycle urine [Aug/2022]

URIDIS innovative electrochemical water treatment technology, developed under ESA’s MELiSSA (Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative) project is being used by Belgian company Hydrohm to treat urine on Earth, saving water and recovering ...
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Eurospace releases its annual Facts & Figures Report: The European Space Industry in 2021 [Jul/2022]

On 13 July 2022, the trade association of the European Space Industry, Eurospace, announced the release of the 26th edition of its annual report on the state of the European space manufacturing industry in 2021. Eurospace has been publishin...
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Valuing the benefits of ESA Aeolus missions to European decision makers [Jul/2022]

Earth Observation data carry a wealth of information that can contribute to interpreting geophysical phenomenon. Raw data once transformed into information can support agents solving problems by supplying actionable intelligence that reduces the u...
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European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce (ECSECO) officially opened in Vienna [Jul/2022]

On 4 July 2022, the European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce was officially opened in Vienna following a successful launch ceremony at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI). The well attended event was headlined by keynote speeches ...
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ESPI Space Venture 2021 – Entrepreneurship and Investment in the European Space Sector [Jul/2022]

The European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) published its annual Space Venture Europe report, addressing trends of entrepreneurship and private investment in Europe for 2021. In this report, ESPI estimates a record amount invested in European sp...
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ECSECO open for membership registration on its official website – www.ecseco.org [Jun/2022]

Before the official launch event on 4 July 2022, the European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce (ECSECO) is launching its website www.ecseco.org and registration of the members is now open From today onward, individuals professionally invo...
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ESA Centre to develop Europe’s Space Economy and promote commercialisation [Jun/2022]

Entrepreneurs, fledgling firms and established space companies are to receive a boost with the launch of the European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce. The ESA centre aims to create jobs and prosperity in Europe by fostering a fertile envi...
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The OECD Space Forum launches second phase of research opportunity for students and academics on the Economics of Space Sustainability [May/2022]

The OECD Space Forum is initiating the second stage of the Value and Sustainability of Space based Infrastructure project. The Space Forum team is seeking involvement from students and academics in disciplines such as economics, engineering, and c...
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EARSC showcasing Copernicus uses for Environmental Compliance Assurance [Apr/2022]

The European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) published its findings about the possible contribution of Copernicus Sentinels data to environmental compliance assurance. This contribution is analysed based on Sentinel data used acros...
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The OECD’s stand of “What is Impact Assessment” [Mar/2022]

Impact assessment is a central tool for policymakers to provide information on the outcomes of policy and regulation. At the end of 2021, the European Commission reconfirmed the importance of the tool by providing an updated version of its framewo...
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Creation of the European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce [Mar/2022]

ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher announced the creation of the European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce (ECSECO). The main objective of the ECSECO is to provide a European platform for interdisciplinary discussions and research on spac...
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