Where are the Jedi? EU Commission rejects 4 of 5 Iris2 constellation bids, and now must deal with the Empire

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The European Commission rejected four of the five bid requests it received from industry to participate in the multibillion-dollar Iris2 secure connectivity project and is now left to negotiate with an industrial team that is too big to fail.

A consortium of Airbus Defense and Space, Eutelsat, Hispasat, SES and Thales Alenia Space, backed by Deutsche Telekom, OHB SE, Orange, Hisdesat, Telespazio and Thales Group

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