French President says Europe needs policy to neutralize SpaceX’s home-market advantage

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron on April 17 acknowledged that Europe’s space-launch industry had been “destabilized” by SpaceX and said France is investigating a European policy to neutralize what he said were market biases benefiting the U.S. launch-service provider.

Addressing a Town Hall-type meeting devoted to European issues, Macron said he had not yet determined how precisely to reduce SpaceX’s advantage in having a large, captive domestic government market that’s willing to pay far higher prices than prevailing commercial rates.

The European . . .

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