Thales Alenia Space/Eurospace Chief Executive Jean-Loic Galle on Europe’s flirtation with New Space

by Peter B. de Selding

BRUSSELS, Belgium — Jean-Loic Galle has heard all he can take from European governments and journalists about how New Space is sweeping the world, running circles around Old Space.

Galle is chief executive of satellite prime contractor Thales Alenia Space and is also president of Europe’s space-industry association, Eurospace. In both roles he deals with government officials who he says have an inflated notion of what New Space is, and what it does.

“Who’s created the jobs in the sector so far . . .

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