EU space strategy for security & defense: Civil programs to be retrofitted to provide military use

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The European Commission plans to reposition many of its ostensibly civil space programs to provide specific military utility to prepare for a period when threats against its space assets, whether on the ground or in orbit, appear to be increasing.

Whether it’s the Horizon Europe research program, the Copernicus Earth observation network, the development of New Space in Europe, in-orbit servicing or the promotion of small launch vehicles — all will be recalibrated to make them more useful for . . .

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