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Citizens interested in space exploration [What Europe does for you]

If you feel unsettled by national politics or climate change on Earth, to the point of considering relocating to another habitable planet, there is good news for you – such places do exist. Continue reading

Towards a space-enabled future for Europe

Written by Nera Kuljanic with James Tarlton, As well as being a symbol of human curiosity, Outer Space is hugely important for technologies that we use every day, such as mobile phones, live TV broadcasting and weather forecasting. The number of space-faring nations and the amount of space commercialisation are increasing, and, as space research … Continue reading

EU space policy: Industry, security and defence

Written by Vincent Reillon and Patryk Pawlak, Autonomous space capabilities play a key role for in enhancing situational awareness, response to complex crises (natural disasters), management of natural resources (water, forests), delivery of services (health, energy, transport, communication, weather forecasting), and national security. With an increasing number of countries gaining access to outer space, the … Continue reading

Europe’s outermost innovation frontier: STOA Annual Lecture on Space

Written by Nera Kuljanic with James Tarlton, Webstreaming: http://eptwitter.eu/faCD It fires the imagination and drives innovation. For centuries, ideas about exploration and exploitation of outer space have been occupying our minds and shaping the identity of our species. Today, space could play an increasing role for our daily lives and development. As our ambitions for … Continue reading

EU space policy: Industry, security and defence [Plenary Podcast]

Written by Vincent Reillon and Patryk Pawlak, Autonomous space capabilities play a key role for in enhancing situational awareness, response to complex crises (natural disasters), management of natural resources (water, forests), delivery of services (health, energy, transport, communication, weather forecasting), and national security. With an increasing number of countries gaining access to outer space, the … Continue reading

Understanding hybrid threats

Written by Patryk Pawlak ‘Hybrid threats’ are often invoked in reference to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the ISIL/Da’esh campaign in Iraq. As policy-makers struggle to grasp what hybrid threats mean for national security, it is pertinent to recall the origins, the meaning, and legal challenges associated with this concept. Evolving security environment Concerns … Continue reading

Copernicus – the operational phase

Copernicus , the European Earth Observations Programme, has an impact on a variety of sectors: Climate change monitoring, European security, communications, and maritime security, only to mention a few. The European Commission, on behalf of the European Union, is in charge of the initiative, the European Space Agency (ESA) coordinates data received from satellites whereas … Continue reading

Towards an EU industrial policy for space

The European space industry occupies a strategic niche in the EU economy. The development of a new EU space industrial policy can support innovation and efficiency in the space industry, while creating new opportunities for jobs and growth in other parts of the economy. An effective regulatory framework can foster new markets in commercial spaceflight … Continue reading

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