$6.8-billion EU constellation proposal, now with more military flavor, goes to Parliament & Council Feb. 9

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The European Commission promised to submit a legislative proposal on constellation of satellites for broadband access and quantum-key-encrypted secure communications in early February including details of who’s financing the network’s estimated 6 billion euros ($6.8 billion) in cost.

The Commission in recent months has repositioned the proposal to better appeal to European military forces, which are expected to appreciate the constellation’s multi-orbit architecture, and the low-latency LEO component.

“It should integrate from the start the military usage and . . .

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