The European Council's Space Working Party meets Feb. 16 to review a draft space policy that confers new authority on the European Commission to bundle European government demand for satellite launches into a single multi-year contract. The policy is backed by Europe's launch industry as a way of providing the future Ariane 6 and Vega-C rockets with a guaranteed anchor-customer demand. In return, the industry has agreed to do without annual price supports no provided by the European Space Agency. Credit: European Commission
PARIS — The European Union’s ruling council on Feb. 16 will . . .
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