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European Ways Forward for Space Traffic Management - SPACEWAYS

2021 - 2022

The IAI, as part of a Consortium, launched the SPACEWAYS project. The European Commission selected a consortium of major European launcher and satellite manufacturers, operators and service providers, as well as policy and legal research centres and institutes to study and provide guidelines and recommendations on Space Traffic Management (STM). This project, called SPACEWAYS, characterised and analysed the current changing context of STM, especially its international and domestic dimensions. SPACEWAYS  assessed the European capabilities as well as technology gaps and it provided a legal, policy and economic assessment leading to final recommendations for implementation. SPACEWAYS is part of the Horizon 2020 European research programme. It included 15 partners and was coordinated by the Foundation for Strategic Research (Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique - FRS) in Paris. The eighteen-month-project was valued at EUR 1.5 million. Other Consortium members were: Airbus Defence and Space GMBH, Airbus Defence and Space SAS, Arianegroup SAS, Deimos Engineering and Systems SLU, European Space Policy Institute, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, Indra Systems SA, International Institute of Air and Space Law at Leiden University, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, OHB System AG, European Union Satellite Centre, Thales Alenia Space France SAS, Telespazio SPA and Telespazio France SAS.  Arianespace S.A.S. and Deimos Space Sociedad Limitada Unipersonal were also involved as third parties to this project.

Funding: European Union - Horizon 2020

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