EU Commission to ESA: Keep non-EU-sourced critical components out of connectivity, navigation & Copernicus missions

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — European Commission Vice President Thierry Breton, who oversees EU space and defense policy, warned the 22-nation European Space Agency (ESA) not to include any critical components from non-EU nations in work that could find its way into EU-owned programs including secure connectivity, navigation or the Copernicus Earth observation network.

Breton’s remarks came Nov. 22 during an address to ESA’s ministerial council.

Breton was given about triple the amount of time allotted to all . . .

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