EU Commissioner Breton: LEO broadband proposal this year, olive branch to ESA, a warning on launchers

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — European Commissioner Thierry Breton said he intends present a full proposal for a European broadband/secure comms/Quantum Communications satellite constellation this year to the European Parliament and the European Council.

Breton said expected financial contributions from individual European governments, from the 22-nation European Space Agency (ESA) and from the private sector as part of a public-private partnership.

Takeways from Breton’s Jan. 12 speech and press briefing:

He wants to move . . .

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