Trump seen as boon for European space-autonomy effort

by Peter B. de Selding

Europe's past attempts to create a full-scale Space Situational Awareness network has been limited in the past by national sovereignty issues and by the fact that a system approximating the U.S. Air Force's Space Surveillance Network would likely cost billions. But the new trans-Atlantic relationship suggested by U.S. President Donald Trump is causing European governments to give a fresh look at a program that would go beyond today's modest sharing of data from individual European national efforts. Pictured here is the reception station of France's bi-static Graves radar. Credit: ONERA . . .

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