EU Commission proposes 25%-plus increase in space spending for 2021-2027 budget

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The European Commission on May 2 proposed a 25% increase in space spending for the seven-year budget starting in 2021, an increase all the more remarkable for the fact that the EU’s third-largest contributor, Britain, is presumed absent from the funding.

The funding of 16 billion euros ($19.25 billion) is the dedicated space investment line. To it is added 235 million euros for decentralized agencies.

Additional funding would flow to space endeavors under the broad research program called Horizon Europe, which for the 2021 . . .

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