Exploring the future of space governance and policy

space economy

The Center

The Center for Space Governance is a research institute dedicated to exploring current, emerging, and future issues in space policy. We aim to define and map the field of space governance, advancing effective solutions to address the greatest challenges and opportunities for humanity’s future in space.


Mapping the landscape of space governance to identify major policy issues, actors, and activities


Addressing the most important questions in space policy to develop new perspectives and solutions


Engaging with policymakers at the United Nations, regional, and national levels to shape the future of space

Research Areas

We are designing a research agenda which includes current, emerging, and future issues in space policy, allowing us to identify the greatest challenges and opportunities.


Commercial space
Space sustainability
Space for climate
Global governance


Space resources
Space infrastructure
Space weaponization
Great power competition


Constitutional design
Space and artificial intelligence
Moon and Mars settlement
Long-term space futures

Fellowship Program 2022

We recently inaugurated our first Fellowship program, with a cohort of ten Research Fellows and Affiliates working with us from August to October to develop foundational materials.
Fellowship Details


Bartu Kaleagasi


Gustavs Zilgalvis


Stephen Buono

Research Fellow

Giuliana Rotola

Research Fellow

Jung-Ju Lee

Research Fellow

David Jaffe

Research Fellow

Sama Kubba

Research Fellow

Daniel Skeffington

Research Fellow

Quade MacDonald

Research Fellow

Carson Ezell

Research Fellow

Theodora Ogden

Research Affiliate

Andrew Williams

Research Affiliate

Ian Crawford

Research Affiliate

Fin Moorhouse

Research Affiliate


We would like to give our special thanks to Robert Montano, Anja Sheppard, Chaitanya Kore, Oskari Sivula, Paolo Bassani, and Stephan Dalügge for supporting our mission as Members of the Center for Space Governance.

Contact Us

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

We are based in Washington D.C. and Brussels, with team members also located in New York, Oxford, Cambridge, Palo Alto, Boston, London, Munich, and Milan.

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