EU Commission issues RFI on satcom constellation to industry, ESA, national governments; responses due Sept. 9

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The European Commission is asking individual EU member states and European industry for a detailed assessment of how the Commission’s secure connectivity satellite system can be procured and financed.

The goal of the “Preliminary Market Consultation” is also designed to guide the 22-nation European Space Agency (ESA) — an expected program contributor — as ESA assembles its mid-term budget for approval at a November meeting of its government ministers.

The consultation is striking for its breadth and shows how little, beyond . . .

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