August

  • ESA and ERTICO sign a memorandum of intent to cooperate for safer mobility on European roads
  • The German Federal Office for Information Security issues a model for space-industry cybersecurity standards
  • The British Maritime Agency publishes a public consultation on rocket launch with possible impact on waters off the coast of Portugal, until 19 August 2022
  • Liechtenstein publishes a draft space law for consultation until 12 October 2022
  • The US FCC launches new policy inquiry for emerging space capabilities, covering in-orbit servicing, assembly and manufacturing capabilities
  • US CISA releases a new insight on preparing critical infrastructure for the transition to post-quantum cryptography
  • Angola – Resolution 41/22 approves the accession of the Republic of Angola to the Convention of the International Organization for Mobile Communications via Satellite

September

  • The 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) takes place, in which several draft Resolutions on outer space are discussed
  • The 2nd session of the UN Open-ended working group on reducing space threats through norms, rules and principles of responsible behaviours takes place
  • The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) conclude report on Space Traffic Management
  • Event on current and future opportunities for EU-Africa cooperation in the Space domain takes place
  • The EU Letter of Intent on the State of the Union is published, indicating, as a key initiative for 2023, the EU space strategy for security and defence
  • The European Commission, ESA, and a SES-led consortium of 20 European companies team up to deliver a Satellite Quantum Cryptography System for European Cybersecurity
  • The UK publishes Joint Doctrine Publication 0-40, UK Space Power, laying out the role of defence in protecting space
  • NASA’s DART Mission hits an asteroid, in the first-ever probe to rendezvous with a binary asteroid system
  • The US Department of Commerce and Department of Defense sign an agreement defining their cooperation on civil/commercial STM
  • South Africa proposes next generation radio frequency spectrum policy for economic development
  • New Zealand publishes a consultation on space policy

October

  • Russia threatens US commercial satellites
  • ESPI publishes Short Report―The War in Ukraine from a Space Cybersecurity Perspective
  • The European Political Community (EPC) convenes for the first time
  • The European Parliament adopts Resolution on an European Approach for Space Traffic Management
  • The European Commission adopts its 2023 Commission Work Programme
  • The EU Energy Digitalisation Action Plan is issued, setting out a roadmap to address the EU’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels, to tackle the climate crisis and to ensure affordable access to energy for all
  • The European Commission announces the results of the 2021-2022 Space-related calls for proposals of Horizon Europe - Cluster 4 “Digital, Industry and Space”
  • European Union and Canada announce support for three jointly funded projects in quantum research and innovation
  • The EU deploys first quantum technology in six sites across Europe
  • ESA and the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) sign an agreement for data reception support of the Biomass satellite, scheduled for launch in late 2023
  • Slovakia becomes an ESA Associate Member State
  • The Luxembourg Directorate of Defence and Virgin Orbit sign an agreement to advance responsive space capabilities across Europe
  • The UK Electronic Communications (Security Measures) Regulations 2022 and the Telecommunications Security Code of Practice enter into force
  • US NIST releases annual report on cybersecurity and privacy program
  • US DHS announces Cybersecurity Performance Goals for critical infrastructure
  • Namibia set to receive a satellite digital-receiving ground station built by China
  • Kenya Space Agency to launch its Taifa-1 nanosatellite in February 2023
  • Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry requests public comments on draft revised Cybersecurity Management Guidelines
  • ISO updates ISO/IEC 270001:2022 Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection

November

  • COP27 concludes with a decision to establish and operationalise a fund to compensate vulnerable nations for “loss and damage” from climate-induced disasters
  • The Global Shield Financing Facility is launched by V20 and G7 to provide funding to countries suffering climate disasters
  • UNOOSA and the UK Space Agency release report on space-related climate action efforts
  • Switzerland joins DA-ASAT ban
  • The European Commission puts forward its Policy on Cyber Defence and an Action Plan on Military Mobility 2.0 to address the deteriorating security environment following Russia's aggression against Ukraine and to boost the EU's capacity to protect its citizens and infrastructure
  • The EU issues first progress report on the implementation of the Action Plan on synergies between civil, defence and space industries
  • The European Economic and Social Committee issues Opinion on the roadmap on security and defence technologies
  • The Council and European Parliament reach a provisional agreement on the EU’s secure connectivity programme, with the constellation to be called IRIS2 (Infrastructure for Resilience, Interconnectivity and Security by Satellite)
  • ENISA issues its 10th edition of ENISA Threat Landscape
  • The 2nd Horizon Europe call, which looks to support the development of innovative downstream applications that leverage the data and services from the EU Space Programme, is published
  • Portugal and Spain sign a MoU on the development of the Constellation of Earth Observation Satellites (Atlantic Constellation) composed of an estimated number of 12-16 satellites (6-8 from each country) to provide earth observation data with high spatial and temporal resolution
  • Portugal's Council of Ministers approves the National Cyber Defence Strategy
  • Spaceport Cornwall receives first UK spaceport licence
  • The UK Ofcom publishes statement on new Space Spectrum Strategy
  • Artemis 1 launches from the Kennedy Space Center
  • European and African Union Commissions meet in Brussels to strengthen partnership between the two continents
  • Botswana to launch Bot-Sat-1 in 2023
  • Zimbabwe to build its First Communication Satellite, ZIMSAT-2
  • Algeria signs 5-year Strategic Cooperation Agreement with China
  • China National Information Security Standardisation Technical Committee (TC260) publishes national standard on security protection requirements for CII