EU Parliament, Commission, Council OK satellite constellation. Financing still shaky. Next stop: ESA and maybe $750M

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The European Union reached a “political agreement” on spending 2.4 billion euros ($2.4 billion) between 2023 and 2027 on a multi-orbit constellation of satellites to deliver secure connectivity for military and government use, and broadband to unreached zones in Europe and maybe worldwide.

The Nov. 17 agreement among the 27-nation EU’s Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council of heads of state will now be subject to legal approval by the Parliament and the Council.

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