ESA considers $850M investment in EU broadband constellation, gives updates on Copernicus, Galileo, ExoMars

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The European Space Agency expects to ask its 22 member governments to invest 750 million euros ($850 million) in the European Commission’s proposed secure connectivity and broadband satellite constellation late this year, ESA Director-General Josef Aschbacher said.

The ESA investment would be part of a 2-billion-euro package of government funding for a satellite network costing around 6 billion euros, according to early estimates. Private-sector operators would also contribute.

ESA would ask for the funding during its planned November ministerial . . .

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