European Commission VP Breton: Iris2 constellation negotiations nearing completion, industry co-investment looks assured

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The European Commission’s Iris2 multi-orbit, secure connectivity constellation is on schedule, and the Commission has secured a satisfactory level of financial contribution from the industrial consortium bidding on the project, Commission Vice President Thierry Breton said.

Iris2 includes components in LEO, MEO and GEO orbit with a multitude of military, governmental and commercial services, an ambition far to great to fit into the Commission’s budget of 2.4 billion euros ($2.6 billion) through 2027.

Even after adding some 640 million . . .

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