October 11, 2023

The Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure (RI) project looks at the many ways Machine Learning (ML) is revolutionising planetary science. The advent of Machine Learning (ML) has enabled a new approach, […]

55 Cancri e in front of its parent star
February 2, 2023

Following the success of the European Space Conference that was held from 23-24 January, MEP Niklas Nienass in his recent article highlighted the main outcomes, such as boosting the international […]

November 2, 2022

The Space Traffic Management Dinner Debate will be held on the 9th of November and is part of Friends of Europe’s Making Space Matter initiative, in partnership with the European […]

October 12, 2022

The HORIZON R&D partnership, involving five industry organizations representing the whole supply chain, was launched in June 2021 along with other eleven research partnerships. However, long-standing strategic and political interests […]

Composite image of Neptune, Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter. Credits: Jupiter from Juno: NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/Seán Doran; Saturn from Cassini: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute; Uranus and Neptune from HST: NASA/ESA/A. Simon (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), and M.H. Wong and A. Hsu (University of California, Berkeley).
June 16, 2022

Friends of Europe’s Making Space Matter Summit in June 2022 will provide an alternative platform to discuss space matters and making space matter. Space exploration, capacity, competition, infrastructure, and its […]

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Since 2010, Europlanet has had an active programme of engaging policy makers with the cutting-edge science and technological challenges of planetary science and exploration. We have organized one-to-one briefings, dinner debates and other events aimed at Members of the European Parliament, European Commission officials and key industry and policy groups.


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Policy News
— April 12, 2024

UN/Austria Symposium 2024 🌍 Space Applications for Climate Action: Addressing Challenges and Opportunities Join us for the UN/Austria Symposium 2024, where we’ll explore the role of space applications in climate […]

— April 12, 2024

According to Niklas Nienass’ recent post, the postponement of the European Space Act within the current legislative period has raised concerns about the trajectory of European space policy. Nienass had […]

— January 14, 2024

Space Industry Leaders, Policy Makers, and Enthusiasts, We are thrilled to extend an invitation to the 16th European Space Conference, the premier event in the space industry calendar. Scheduled for […]

— December 1, 2023

The 16th European Space Conference will take place in Brussels, on 23-24 of january, 2024. The conference will comprise several main sessions, punctuated by keynote addresses and one-to-one dialogues. The […]

— November 18, 2023

Europe will harness space for a greener future, take decisive steps in exploration, and ensure autonomous access to space while preparing a paradigm shift towards a more competitive next generation […]

— November 18, 2023

SpaceX has signed a contract to loft up to four of Europe’s Galileo navigation satellites over two launches in 2024. The deal, which Elon Musk‘s company inked recently with the European Space […]

— November 18, 2023

On his latest space briefing, MEP Niklas Nienass presents the latest news on the subject of space, i.e. exciting news for space fans of all ages.  As regards the young and […]

— November 16, 2023

The new EUSPA Horizon Europe call is structured along 5 topics with a variable thematic span and objectives: The overall budget is 34,5 million. The deadline is on 14 February 2024. For […]

— October 11, 2023

The Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure (RI) project looks at the many ways Machine Learning (ML) is revolutionising planetary science. The advent of Machine Learning (ML) has enabled a new approach, […]

— September 24, 2023

With advances in space technology, we’re on the edge of the next gold rush—but not on Earth. Based on recent scientific and engineering breakthroughs and commercial interests, off-Earth mining is expected […]