• STDM Project Group
    STDM Project Group

    Advanced Space Technologies are an essential tool when disaster strikes - find out more with the  Group on Space Technologies For Disaster Management (STDM) Group!

  • SSS Group

    It is vital to keep space clean, safe and useable for future generations - if you are curious how you can contribute, be sure to check out the Space Safety and Sustainability Group!

  • Small Satellites Project Group

    Are you interested in the small satellite community and would like to be up-to-date, while meeting young professionals and students from around the world? Join our group!

  • NEO Project Group

    Near Earth Objects are a substantial hazard to our civilization, but also an opportunity for further space development. The NEO group focuses on everything from detection and mitigation to resource utilization. Check out our page for more information and learn how to get involved!

  • SLP Project Group

    The Space Law and Policy Group incorporates all aspects of those two broad fields of study. It develops the term ‘space law’ as all types of space-related international and national regulations and laws, whereas it interprets the term ‘space policy’ as all kinds of objectives and action plans of the international space community.

This list represents the most up-to-date information about the detailed work in the project group and topics for which we are looking for interested members to work on. If you are interested in working on any of the topics, contact the working group leads for more information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Commercial Space Models and Market Segments

Several academically accepted market models exist for commercial markets in general. A subset of them has been applied to segments of the commercial space market, however, not all market segments have been covered and all models applied. The working group is supporting a study group of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) to fill these gaps.

Specifically, the following analyses have been identified as missing and can be addressed by working group members:

Market Segments Industry Structure and Innovation Models
Disruptive Innovation Theory Industry Structural Analysis Game Theory Parts-Value Nets Structure Abernathy Utterback Innovation Model
Suborbital Launch Vehicles To be done
Nano and Small SATS To be done To be done
Orbital Launch Vehicles To be done To be done
On-Orbit Spacecraft (Manned) To be done To be done
Human Spaceflight Training To be done To be done To be done

Analysis courtesy of Ken Davidian

A similar analysis has been carried out by Asra Najam, the winner of the 2012 $pace is Business! competition.

While the abovementioned models have a focus on the situation in the United States, more analyses of the same kind are also foreseen for regions and models outside the U.S.


The Role of Policy and Law in Shaping the Commercial Space Industry

The political and legal environment not only influences the behaviour of large, established actors in the commercial space realm, but also can be a major driver or constraint for the development of new actors. Especially Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) heavily depend on open market opportunities and supportive policies.

The working group is starting to analyse the existing environment for SMEs in Europe’s space sector.


Commercial Space

Commercial Space Project Group


Near Earth Objects



Space Exploration

Space Safety & Sustainability


Small Satellites

Small Satellites Project Group

Space Law & Policy

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Space Technology for
Disaster Management



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