BRUSSELS — European governments’ decision to throw open the doors of their once-closed launch-service market, ending the government-sanctioned monopoly of the Ariane heavy Vega medium-lift rockets, is now widely accepted as necessary.
But no one knows how it will turn out, and whether Europe’s launch sector will flourish as a result.
The annual European Space Conference here Jan. 23-24 gathered together just about everyone in Europe’s civil government and commercial space sector. It was an opportunity to . . .
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