European Union no longer shy about military applications for Galileo, Copernicus satellite systems

by Peter B. de Selding

BRUSSELS — Any remaining doubt that the European Union had thrown off its complex about the military use of its growing space program was removed during the European Space Conference here Jan. 21-22.

Speaker after speaker evoked the new U.S. Space Force and a similar organization created in Japan, counterspace technology development in Russia and China and India’s move toward a space defense agency.

The European Commission’s decision to place the space and defense programs under then same organization as . . .

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