LAMPOLDSHAUSEN, Germany — The French space agency, CNES, wants startup European small launch providers and prospective European spaceport operators to develop common propellant-loading, flight-termination and other safety procedures to permit streamlined and low-cost operations across all these facilities.
Europe’s Guiana Space Center (CSG) spaceport, which is on French territory and is managed by CNES, has begun a broad program of modifications to the site to handle several new launch operators from a refurbished launch pad now being designed.
Frederic Munoz, CNES’s head of ground facilities . . .
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