PARIS — The Dec. 12 launch of four European Galileo navigation satellites was the 82nd consecutive success of the Ariane 5 rocket, a 15-year streak for a launch system that France celebrates as a national treasure and Germany tolerates as a welfare queen. The welfare, in the form of annual payments by European Space Agency
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Peter de Selding is a Co-Founder and editor for SpaceIntelReport.com. He started SpaceIntelReport in 2017 after 26 years as the Paris Bureau Chief for SpaceNews where he covered the commercial satellite, launch and the international space businesses. He is widely considered the preeminent reporter in the space industry and is a must read for space executives. Follow Peter @pbdes