ESA confronts Brexit’s knock-on effects on security concerns and funding

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — European Space Agency (ESA) officials on Jan. 17 conceded that Britain’s exit from the European Union is causing them security-related headaches even if ESA, which is not an EU body, is not on the front line of the debate.

Britain has said it has no intention of leaving ESA. Its ESA investment in 2018 is up 11.6% from 2017, to 334.8 million euros ($401 million). British contributions now account for 8.4% of ESA’s total budget from its 22 member states, not including monies coming from the . . .

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