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  Information - TM9 The changing geopolitics of space activities and their impacts on space sciences and space exploration

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The global space context is currently in transition with the apparition of new actors, new opportunities, as well as new challenges. Traditional space relations among civilian space actors are therefore undergoing in the post-cold war era a rapid evolution with a growing number of new institutional entities. The internationalization and regionalization of space activities witnessed in recent years is leading to a new geography of civilian space activities. This evolution is leading in turn to the development or reconsideration of national strategies and policies particularly in space-faring countries. This presentation aims thus to provide some insights on the changing geopolitics of space activities, as well as the current political developments of major space actors and their plans, particularly in space sciences and space exploration.

About the speaker

Nicolas Peter is currently Research Fellow at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) seconded by ESA’s Director General Policy Office. He has been a Lockheed Martin Fellow for two years at the Space Policy Institute at the George Washington University (GWU). Nicolas Peter has completed various research activities in Europe (France and Austria) North America (Canada and USA) and Asia-Pacific (Australia and Japan). His primary research interests are in space policy and international cooperation. Mr Peter has published and presented over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and international space conferences related to space activities, particularly on space policy issues. He has also been invited to be rapporteur for international space conferences in Canada, Spain and India.

European Space Policy Institute:

ESPI's mission is to carry out studies and research to provide decision-makers with an independent view on mid- to long term issues relevant to the governance of space. Through its activities, ESPI contributes to facilitating the decision-making process, increasing awareness on space technologies and applications with the user communities, opinion leaders and the public at large, and supporting students and researchers in their space-related work. To fulfill these objectives, the Institute supports a network of experts and centres of excellence working with ESPI in-house analysts.

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Nicolas PETER
European Space Policy Institute (ESPI)


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