EU Commissioner dodges Iris2 funding issues, insists constellation to have LEO, MEO, GEO, SSA, quantum – the works

by Peter B. de Selding

JAKARTA — European Commissioner Thierry Breton described the Commission’s Iris2 secure-connectivity satellite project as having LEO, MEO and GEO components, plus a space-based space surveillance capability, despite months of stalled negotiations between the Commission and the private-sector investors it wants to pay for half of it.

Breton’s remarks June 4 to the French parliament’s Defense Committee gave no hint that the Commission is considering an Iris2 program reset, with lower capital costs, in the face of the wide gap in cost estimates between the . . .

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