Ukraine war accelerates Europe’s drive for sovereignty in space tech; ESA wants to double investment in it by 2025

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS —The European Space Agency, saying 50% or more of the EEE components of its most advanced satellites are purchased outside Europe, is asking its governments to invest 150 million euros ($150 million) over five years to redress the issue.

The request is part of the 22-nation agency’s overall package of 18 billion euros to be presented at the Nov. 22-23 CM22 ministerial conference in Paris.

The agency has said it wants to double its spending on key technologies, including dependence on non-European . . .

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