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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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ESA-Eurostat workshop on a European Space Economy Satellite Account [Mar/2022]

On 1 March 2022 ESA and Eurostat organised a workshop in cooperation with their Member States’ Delegations, and National Statistical Offices to explore the possibility of setting up a European Space Economy Satellite Account. The objective of...
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EUSPA publishes EO and GNSS Market Report 2022 [Feb/2022]

In January 2022, the EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) published the first edition of the Earth Observation (EO) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) market report. The report presents market sizes (units) and revenues (euros) con...
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BEA’s “Estimating the United States Space Economy Using Input-Output Frameworks” displays sector insights following the creation of U.S. space economy satellite account [Feb/2022]

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) published a study in the space policy journal concerning insights from its new space economy satellite account. It measures the impact on the U.S. economy coming from space-related goods/services producti...
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The European Commission publishes the 2021 Edition of its Better Regulation Guidelines and Toolbox [Jan/2022]

Impact 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 s...
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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 worldwid...
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ESA Technology Transfer Success Story - Using space heritage 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 techn...
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EARSC workshop showcasing 24 Copernicus Sentinel value case studies in Europe [Dec/2021]

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 ...
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OECD’s examination of Space Technology Transfers and their Commercialisation [Nov/2021]

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 p...
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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 per...
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ESA Technology Transfer Success Story - Space-style control rooms for terrestrial industries [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 coop...
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ESA Technology Transfer Success Story - Cities as Spaceships: The circular resource economy [Oct/2021]

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 S...
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