EU space policy aims at cloud providers Google, Amazon

by Peter B. de Selding

Lowri Evans, director-general of the European Commission's DG-Grow, said space sector commercial growth will depend on having control of the storage, processing and distribution of the massive data flow coming from program's like the Copernicus environment-monitoring network. The commission is determined to keep this business from becoming U.S.-dominated. Credit: European Commission

BRUSSELS — The European Commission is as determined to end Europe’s dependence on Google and Amazon’s cloud computing services as it was to reduce reliance on the U.S. GPS satellite navigation system and non-European environmental data provision. 

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