European Access to Space: Business and Policy Perspectives on Micro Launchers

  • Matteo Tugnoli
  • Martin Sarret
  • Marco Aliberti

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs from the European Space Policy Institute book sub series (BRIEFSESPI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Matteo Tugnoli, Martin Sarret, Marco Aliberti
    Pages 1-4
  3. Matteo Tugnoli, Martin Sarret, Marco Aliberti
    Pages 5-28
  4. Matteo Tugnoli, Martin Sarret, Marco Aliberti
    Pages 29-66
  5. Matteo Tugnoli, Martin Sarret, Marco Aliberti
    Pages 67-90
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 91-99

About this book


The book provides an analysis of the dynamics of the global launch service market associated with small satellites, by placing a particular focus on its unfolding trends and future outlook.
From an economic perspective, the emergence of numerous micro launcher initiatives on top of already existing launch solutions for small satellites raises questions about the specific nature and size of the small satellite market that will  - or could  - be addressed by these emerging launch services offerings. Identifying the specific features of such market by characterizing customers' expectations and providing a competitive analysis of the different launch solutions for small satellites is the second objective of this report.
Finally, and from a policy perspective, the book reflects on whether such market could and should be handled on a purely private basis in the European context, or on the contrary generates relevant stakes that compels European institutional actors to become more actively involved in this domain


Space launchers Access to space Micro launchers Small satellites Space technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Matteo Tugnoli
    • 1
  • Martin Sarret
    • 2
  • Marco Aliberti
    • 3
  1. 1.European Space Policy InstituteViennaAustria
  2. 2.European Space Policy InstituteViennaAustria
  3. 3.European Space Policy InstituteViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78959-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78960-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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