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Record funding for European space investments in Seville at Space19+

In a world where change is the only constant, leadership is more important than ever. European ministers have strongly endorsed ESA to take this lead, increase its organisational agility, effectiveness and efficiency, and reinforce its relationship with the European Union. “We have looked at the future of our activities solely …

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Adoption of the Building Blocks for the Development of an International Framework on Space Resource Activities

The Hague International Space Resources Governance Working Group is pleased to announce the adoption of the Building Blocks for the Development of an International Framework on Space Resource Activities. On 12 November 2019, the members of the Hague International Space Resources Governance Working Group adopted the Building Blocks for the …

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ESA ministers commit to biggest ever budget at Space19+

ESA’s Council at Ministerial Level, Space19+, has concluded in Seville, Spain, with the endorsement of the most ambitious plan to date for the future of ESA and the whole European space sector. The meeting brought together ministers with responsibility for space activities in Europe, along with Canada and observers from …

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Luxembourg Space Agency And European Space Agency Cooperate On Space Resources

A Memorandum of Cooperation to further commit to strengthening cooperation in the field of space resources and innovation was signed by Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider and ESA Director General ESA Jan Wörner. Following the establishment of the SpaceResources.lu initiative in 2016 to promote and develop the research, economic …

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Bradford Space, DSI Europe, And Luxembourg Space Agency Take Next Steps For Space Resources Mission

On the occasion of the NewSpace Europe conference, Bradford Space, Deep Space Industries (DSI) and the Luxembourg Space Agency announced they will take the next step towards developing critical low-cost spacecraft subsystems for deep space and earth-orbit missions. The start of the programme is expected to kick-off in the next …

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Luxembourg And UNOOSA Partner For ‘Space Law For New Space Actors’ Initiative

On 13 November 2019, at the margins of the New Space Europe Conference, Ms. Paulette Lenert, Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs and Ms. Simonetta di Pippo, Director of United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) signed a funding agreement to support UNOOSA’s new “Space Law for New …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Towards Space 3.0 by Malcolm Davis

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and The Strategist, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is “Towards Space 3.0″ by Malcolm Davis, originally published on 14 November 2019. The space age has gone through two paradigm shifts since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957. Until …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Space Resources: Make it a Priority for Your Politicians – Space19+ is coming

In this article, Simon Drake, MD of Space Ventures Investors, CEO of Space Commodities Exchange, and organiser of Space Resources Community Voice, explores the reasons why space really has to rise to the top of politicians’ lists of priorities and why it’s down to us to do something about it.  …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Dig deep: Australia’s mining know-how makes it the perfect $150m partner for NASA’s Moon and Mars shots

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Prof. Andrew Dempster, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “Dig deep: Australia’s mining know-how makes it the perfect $150m partner for NASA’s Moon and Mars shots”, originally published 25  September 2019 at The Conversation. In …

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Luxembourg Space Agency And Germany’s DLR To Cooperate On Space Resources Utilization

The German Aerospace Center, the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt DLR), and Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA), have agreed to cooperate in the exploration and use of space. The signing ceremony took place at the 70th International Aeronautical Congress (IAC) in Washington, DC, the U.S. capital. Representatives of DLR and …

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