Guest commentary: For Europe’s space policy, 2018 is a key year

by Ingo Baumann

The year 2018 will be decisive for European Space Policy and the programs under it. The European Union now prepares for the phase post 2020, with the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). According to the Commission´s work program for 2018, a proposal for the MFF Regulation shall be submitted to Council and Parliament by May 2018. This proposal will also include the draft budgetary planning for the EU space programs.

Based on public statements during the recent EU Space Policy Conference in Brussels, it can reasonably be assumed that the space budget . . .

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