European space CEOs petition the EU for a dedicated space-research budget

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The chief executives of 14 European space-hardware and services companies have appealed to the European Commission to carve out monies dedicated to space research in the coming seven-year Horizon Europe budget.

In a Nov. 15 letter to the EU members of the Competitiveness Council, which is set to meeting Nov. 29-30, the companies say the lack of an earmarked space research and innovation budget could allow space R&D to slip through the cracks of the budget allocation. This risk is especially relevant to areas like space research . . .

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