ESA chief says agency has $1 billion it could contribute to European Commission broadband constellation

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The European Space Agency (ESA) has identified $1 billion in currently financed programs that could be used to support the European Commission’s proposed constellation of satellites for global broadband access and secure connectivity, ESA Director-General Josef Aschbacher said.

The money would come from the 22-nation ESA’s Telecommunications and Integrated Applications (TIA) Directorate, which received commitments of around 1.5 billion euros ($1.8 billion) from ESA governments during the November 2019 conference of the agency’s governments.

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