Exploring the future of the space economy

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The Center

The Center for Space Governance is a research institute dedicated to exploring current, emerging, and future issues in the space economy. We are based in New York and San Francisco. Our mission is to advance innovative solutions to address the greatest challenges and opportunities for humanity’s future in space.

Landscape Mapping

Mapping the landscape of the space economy to identify the main policy issues, actors, and activities

Research Projects

Exploring the most important issues in the space economy to develop new perspectives and solutions

Policy Leadership

Engaging with policymakers at the United Nations and national levels to shape humanity’s future in space

Research Areas



Commercial Space Policy
Sustainable Development
Anti-Satellite Weapons
Space Traffic Management
Norms of Behavior in Space
Space in Modern Warfare



Great Power Competition
Space and Nuclear Security
Commercial Space Stations
Space Resources & Property
Lunar Governance
Planetary Defense



A Constitution for Space
Space and Artificial Intelligence
Future of Warfare in Space
Human Rights in Space
Mars Governance
Settlement Beyond Mars

Fellowship Program

Applications are now closed to join our team. We are curently running our second Fellowship Program, which includes a cohort of Research Fellows, Research Affiliates, and Policy Affiliates.
Fellowship Program 2023


Bartu Kaleagasi


Gustavs Zilgalvis


Tamay Besiroglu


Sam Adlen


Stephen Buono

Research Affiliate

Theodora Ogden

Research Affiliate

Michelle Hermes

Research Affiliate

Samuel Jardine

Research Affiliate

Christian Chung

Research Affiliate

Shannon Abelson

Research Affiliate

Andrew Williams

Research Affiliate

Ian Crawford

Research Affiliate

Fin Moorhouse

Research Affiliate

Cody Knipfer

Policy Affiliate

Alex Coultrup

Policy Affiliate

Robert Montano

Policy Affiliate

Contact Us

For any questions or expressions of interest, please email us at [email protected]

The Center for Space Governance was founded in Washington, D.C. in 2022. We are currently based in New York and San Francisco. We also have team members located in London, Oxford, Cambridge, Brussels, Chicago, Boston, Munich, and Milan.


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