Eurospace steps up effort for space sector exemption from EU waste database rules

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Europe’s space industry association, ASD-Eurospace, is urging the European Commission to grant an exemption to a coming European Union waste-disposal policy that Eurospace says would force publication of sensitive space technologies.

The decision to create a task force to address the EU’s Waste Framework Directive comes nearly a year after Eurospace asked the commission to formally exempt the space sector from rules designed to reduce waste on EU territory.

Materials designed for launch do not produce such waste . . .

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