On 24-25 January 2023, the 15th European Space Conference, held in Brussels, has gathered high-level decision makers from across EU institutions and Member States, the European Space Agency, representatives of the industry, research domain and civil society to discuss on the theme “Securing the Future of Europe in Space”.

In this context, ESRE Chair Prof. A. Blandini, current CIRA President, was invited to speak about the topic “Space Traffic Management for a safe, secure and sustainable outer space”.
During the discussion panel, Mr. A. Blandini recalled that Research Establishments represent the right place to develop technologies and to propose breakthrough solutions in answer to technological challenges, also thanks to their available testing capabilities to validate new solutions.

Furthermore, he was also highlighting that ESRE, being an association of non-profit and governmental RTOs, may play a role of neutral technical expert for assessing the risks, solutions and possibly regulatory framework of Space Traffic Management.