Germany’s aerospace coordinator: Here’s how to re-energize Europe’s launch sector with competition

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — This interview is perhaps best read with an audio clip in the background — It’s Peter Gabriel's “Shaking the Tree.”

Thomas Jarzombek, who for the past three years has been Germany’s Federal Coordinator of Aerospace Policy, likes shaking trees, and the biggest, oldest tree in Europe’s space-policy sector is the Ariane launch system.

Jarzombek, who is also Commissioner for the Digital Industry and Start-ups, has a background in tech startups. He does not lack for critics, at . . .

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