The IAI, as part of a Consortium, has launched the SPACEWAYS project. The European Commission has 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, will characterise and analyse the current changing context of STM, especially its international and domestic dimensions. SPACEWAYS will assess the European capabilities as well as technology gaps and it will provide a legal, policy and economic assessment leading to final recommendations for implementation. SPACEWAYS is part of the Horizon 2020 European research programme. It includes 15 partners and is coordinated by the Foundation for Strategic Research (Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique - FRS) in Paris. The eighteen-month-project is valued at EUR 1.5 million. Other Consortium members are: 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 are also involved as third parties to this project.
Funding: European Union - Horizon 2020