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Value created by ESA Telecommunication Partnership Projects [Apr/2020]

In preparation of Space19+ and to inform decision-makers on the impact of their investment on the European economy and society, ESA conducted several studies to assess the socio-economic benefits of its programmes.One of these assessments evalu...
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ESA and Metalysis decide to suspend temporarily the Grand Challenge after the Coronavirus Outbreak [Mar/2020]

Given the exceptional situation all around Europe after the Covid-19 outbreak, ESA together with Metalysis decided to suspend temporarily the Grand Challenge.The Grand Challenge is a European competition that involve at least four ESA Member States, ...
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Two Teams Competing for a Half-million Prize [Jan/2020]

Two European teams are competing for the first Metalysis–ESA Grand Challenge worth €500 000 rewarding innovation that will support space exploration. The ESA Grand Challenge is part of the Agency’s Space 4.0 commitment to competitions that cre...
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Watch again the GSEF 19 [Feb/2020]

Introducing the Global Space Economic ForumThe second Global Space Economic Forum was held at the New Space Economy European Expoforum in Rome in December 2019. Eric Morel de Westgaver, ESA Director of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services, a...
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Interview with Eric Morel de Westgaver on Europe's space economy [Feb/2020]

Eric Morel de Westgaver, ESA Director of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services was interviewed at the New Space Economy Expoforum in Rome in December 2019. He talked about rapid growth in the space ecosystem and how investment in space brings solu...
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Global Space Economic Forum: Space Creates Value [Feb/2020]

ESA’s second Global Space Economic Forum (GSEF) was held in the framework of the New Space Economy Expoforum (NSE) in Rome on 11 December 2019. More than 25 speakers from industry and institutions could exchange ideas on global challenges and inno...
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Kick off of Metalysis – ESA Grand Challenge: the Race to Mine Space [Dec/2019]

On 11 December, during the Global Space Economic Forum, ESA together with Metalysis officially kicked off the first ESA Grand Challenge. Metalysis’ CEO, Ray Power announced the competition on during the event. The competing teams – jointly s...
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ESA at the New Space Economy European Expoforum [Dec/2019]

From 10 to 12 December, ESA organised a special programme of events at the New Space Economy European Expoforum (NSE) in Rome, Italy. Organised in collaboration with Space Foundation, NSE Expo Forum created an opportunity for existing and new indust...
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Advancing the understanding and measurement of the societal benefits of Earth Observation [Nov/2019]

From 1 to 3 July 2019, ESA co-organised a workshop on “Advancing the understanding and measurement of the societal benefits of Earth Observation” and hosted it in ESRIN, its site located in Frascati (Italy).The goal of this workshop was to ...
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ESA Space Economy Brochure [Nov/2019]

As space becomes more integrated into the daily lives of citizens, the impact of space activities on the economy and society is growing stronger and reaching further. Investments in ESA programmes generate various impacts.These impacts can be:Economi...
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ESA at the New Space Economy European Expoforum [Nov/2019]

On 10–12 December in Rome, ESA will be present at the New Space Economy European Expoforum (NSE) organised in collaboration with the Space Foundation. This event creates the opportunity to meet and exchange views with existing and new industri...
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What is the Space Economy? [Oct/2019]

The Space Economy is defined by OECD as the full range of activities and the use of resources that create value and benefits to human beings in the course of exploring, researching, understanding, managing, and utilising space.[1] The Space Economy i...
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