France 2030 fund selects five space-surveillance projects — GEO-, LEO- and ground-based — for initial financing

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The French government has selected five space situational awareness projects, using ground sensors and payloads in both geostationary and low Earth orbit, for initial funding under the France 2030 investment program.

France 2030, with a total budget of 54 billion euros ($56.8 billion) over five years, has set aside 1.5 billion euros for investment in space technologies. It is designed to provide early financing to startups as well as established companies for high-priority technology areas.

The five projects selected from seven proposals are . . .

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