European Parliament’s Sky & Space Intergroup: Intervention of SG O.Lemaitre on STM

The European Parliament’s Sky & Space Intergroup (SSI), chaired by MEP Marian-Jean Marinescu, organised today an insightful exchange on the future opportunities and challenges of a European approach to Space Traffic Management (STM).

Gathering speakers from the European Commission DG DEFIS, ArianeGroup/SPACEWAYS H2020, GMV/EUSTM and ASD-Eurospace, it was concluded that EU action is justified, and even urgently needed, in order to safeguard the autonomy of Europe, the capabilities of its European space sector and, at the same time, to create the conditions for the emergence of service markets.

Please find here the speech delivered at this occasion by our Secretary General Olivier Lemaitre and our proposed four lines of actions for a European approach to STM:
1) Coordinate EU Member States national efforts to address STM regulation and standardisation;
2) Create the conditions for an internal European market for SSA;
3) Set-up and support the establishment of funded programme lines to further develop European STM capabilities;
4) Promote a strong industrial involvement in the EUSST consortium