European Union now fully comfortable promoting space defense, in space and on the ground

by Peter B. de Selding

BRUSSELS — The extent of the European Union’s shift to prioritize military preparedness in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was on full display at the 15th European Space Conference held here Jan. 24-25.

The Ukraine war is accelerating trends already in evidence, with almost all major new space projects being viewed in the light of what they can do to protect critical European infrastructure, terrestrially and in space, and the need to be able, if needed, to respond to attacks.

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