ESA chief wants to make OneWeb part of an ESA-driven secure communications program while waiting for EU Commission

by Peter B. de Selding

UPDATE Sept 17: This article has been updated to reflect an additional statement by ESA DG Josef Aschbacher.

PARIS — The European Space Agency (ESA) wants to start its own space-based secure connectivity program without waiting for the European Commission to finalize its own strategy and find a budget for it, ESA Director-General Josef Aschbacher said Sept. 15.

Aschbacher made his remarks in London in the context of a debate that concluded that ESA and Britain, now out of the European Union, are mutually dependent, and . . .

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