Iris2 constellation and proposed EU Space Law, already behind schedule, face further delays with EU elections

by Peter B. de Selding

LA PLATA, Maryland — The European Commission’s Iris2 secure connectivity satellite constellation and a proposed European Space Law on space safety and sustainability are both facing delays that could stretch into the autumn because of European elections in June.

The elections will result in a new European Parliament, which will then select a new European Commission. While neither Iris2 nor the Space Law is particularly controversial, there is no guarantee that the new Parliament will share its predecessor’s priorities, especially if Iris2 ends up costing much more than . . .

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