PARIS — Europe’s space industry association, ASD-Eurospace, is urging the European Commission to field a constellation of broadband satellites in low Earth orbit to be owned by the commission and  designed for civil, military and commercial use.

The constellation would fulfill some of the roles envisioned by the commission’s Quantum Communications Infrastructure and GovSatCom programs in addition to assuring broadband access to all EU citizens. It would also help buttress Europe’s independent access to space by giving EU launch service providers a . . .

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