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Final Paper Deadline: 26 November 2020

Astropolitics Project:

The Ecosystem of Space

The goal of the Astropolitics’ project is to address the importance of Astropolitics in the realization of space development and exploration. Astropolitics encompasses civil, commercial, and military space activities worldwide addressing historical, strategic, political, bureaucratic, organizational, environmental, legal, economic, commercial, and business factors. The project is focused on research and publication in the academic, peer review journals of Astropolitics and Space Policy. Expected outcomes of this project are to conduct and publish research on the current state of Astropolitics, including trends, developments, and problems to address. The project includes two Global Forum Workshops to bring together research and practitioner experts to critically examine and discuss the state of Astropolitics, and the challenges therein, to support the space enterprise.

Key Dates

  • 28 May 2020: paper draft due, email [email protected]
  • September 24 2020: Virtual Global Forum focused on findings from draft papers
  • November 26 2020:  Final papers due to specific journal for peer-review
  • Publication planned for first issue of 2021


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Astropolitics is accepting papers in the following thematic area:

  • Astropolitics and strategic orientations of space powers.
  • Commons of space and the boundary problem in space governance and in space law.
  • Astropolitics in the developing world.
  • Trends and developments in commercial space.
  • Evolution and broadening of the concepts of space power.
  • Space, global environmental change, and sustainable development.
  • Entrepreneurship and business development in space.
  • Organizational and management challenges in space programs and projects.
  • Humanity as a spacefaring species.

Space Policy is accepting papers in the following thematic area:

  • Shift of authority from state to non-state actors in global space governance.
  • Civil space issues among space powers, and among developing and emergent space powers.
  • Traditional and non-traditional approaches to space security.
  • Dynamics of international space cooperation and competition.
  • Political, legal, and economic factors on the privatization of space activities.
  • Space debris and sustainability of space activities.
  • Ethics and cultural aspects of space exploration.
  • Multilateralism and regionalism of space activities.
  • Impact of Astropolitics on national space policy decision-making processes.

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