Norbert Barthle, Germany's new parliamentary state secretary for aerospace at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, said investment in space autonomy for Europe needs to be a high priority given the policy statements from U.S. President Donald Trump. Credit: Screenshot from Arianespace video.
PARIS — The Jan. 28 launch of Europe’s first SmallGEO telecommunications satellite platform on the first geostationary-transfer-orbit mission by the Europeanized Russian Soyuz rocket offered further proof that Donal Trump has achieved what many thought impossible:
He has forced German government and industry space officials to speak like Frenchmen . . .
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