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ESA announces winners of the Global Space Markets Challenge [Oct/2021]

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...
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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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SPAC and the Space Industry [Sep/2021]

Special-Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) are publicly traded and seek funding to merge or acquire private companies who are willing to go public as well. “SPACs are shell companies with no operations that raise capital through an initial publi...
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Top 12 companies selected in Global Space Markets Challenge [Sep/2021]

ESA’s Global Space Markets Challenge has reached its next phase. The competition’s Selection Committee has chosen the top 12 applicants. Each applicant has been invited to deliver a five-minute pitch on their internationalisation plans...
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Global Space Markets Challenge: Longlists announced [Aug/2021]

The Global Space Markets Challenge pre-selection committee has established two longlists for the competition’s upstream and downstream categories. By 10 September, 12 finalists – six from each category – will be invited to pitch thei...
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The Size & Health of the UK Space industry in 2019 [Aug/2021]

The United Kingdom’s Space Agency (UKSA) just published its regular report “Size & Health of the Space industry” in May 2021, presenting key figures on the UK space industry in 2018/19.In this report, UKSA forecasted an estimated spac...
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Copernicus Sentinel data supporting the pulp and paper industry in Portugal [Jun/2021]

The European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) aims to gather quantitative evidence that the usage of Copernicus Sentinel data provides an effective and convenient support to various market applications. Over 20 case studies have ...
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Entrepreneurship and private investment trends in the European space sector in 2020 [Jun/2021]

In view of profound changes of the space activities’ landscape, the European Space Policy Institute published its annual report “Space Venture Europe” in May 2021, addressing the entrepreneurship and private investment trends in Europe in...
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Global Space Markets Challenge Competition [Jun/2021]

The Global Space Markets Challenge is a new competition launched by ESA with the operational and technical support of EURISY, a European non-profit association of over 15 national space agencies and other organisations involved in space activit...
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Metalysis–ESA Grand Challenge: team Malt wins first phase [May/2021]

Metalysis and ESA announce team Malt as winner of the first phase of the Grand Challenge to develop innovative techniques for future lunar settlements."ESA’s Grand Challenge fosters New Space initiatives in Europe and this brings us into cont...
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OECD’s approach to space sustainability and the economics of space debris in perspective [May/2021]

In the context of increasing space activities, addressing space debris is becoming more important. In April 2020, the OECD Space Forum provided an economic analysis of the issue of space debris by reviewing the most relevant socio-economic impa...
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China’s Space Sector: Commercialisation with Chinese Characteristics [Apr/2021]

In April 2021, Blaine Curcio, Founder of Orbital Gateway Consulting, Senior Affiliate Consultant at Euroconsult and Author of Euroconsult China Space Industry Report, presented “Private Investment in the Chinese Space Sector” to ESA.The Chi...
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