PARIS — The 22 member governments of the European Space Agency (ESA) gave political endorsement for the agency to explore a full-scale European space traffic management network and development of a crewed European space-transport system.
the endorsement is cost-free. No money has been committed, nor was any expected at ESA’s Intermediate Ministerial Council, held Nov. 18-19 in Matosinhos, Portugal.
Instead, ESA Director-General Josef Aschbacher’s goal was to begin a process of approvals that could gather sufficient momentum to secure . . .
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