This piece of news is less trivial than it sounds: it reveals that Space Policy may no longer be considered a fringe topic but is right on its way into the mainstream of European Studies.
As a matter of fact, this is hardly surprising: the stakes of Space Policy have never been higher, and the topic itself has never touched as many people as today. It is only coherent that it has become the object of an increasing number of studies. One of the reasons if this growing academic interest is no doubt the multidisciplinary character of the topic, which enables approaches from a variety of natural and social sciences.
More on the rationale of social sciences space policy studies here.