European Space Sector Gets Defensive

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Officials representing the European Union are now publicly advancing the use of EU space assets, including the Galileo satellite-based navigation system, for military purposes. European Space Sector Gets Defensive - Inside GNSS insidegnss.com/ european-space-sector-gets -defensive The theme of the EU Space Week session Security and Defense was established by the introductory text that appeared in the event’s program: “The development of the European space sector has, from the outset, been linked to security, either that of the Member States or the EU itself.” Galileo has traditionally been touted as a purely civil, purely nonmilitary system, but times and circumstances are changing.

There is no doubt that the word ‘security’ has always had a home in the Galileo presentation, but there are really two very different topics that can be understood to fall under that heading.

First we have ‘Galileo security’ in the sense of the security of the system itself. European Space Sector | Tech For Space www.techfor space .com/ european - space The most iconic part of the European space sector is the European Space Agency (ESA) – world’s second largest space agency, best known for its landing on comet 67P (aka Churyumov–Gerasimenko) with the Philae lander. Galileo has clearly and rightly been recognized as an important strategic asset for Europe, so its own security has been a fundamental concern as the system has materialized. THE EUROPEAN SPACE SECTOR IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT www.esa.int/esapub/br/br260/br260.pdf This report provides an overview of the European space sector in a global context. It takes into account the geopolitical and economic changes that occurred in the World during 2005 and are of importance to current and future development of the European space sector . It therefore provides facts and figures The job of making Galileo secure falls to the European GNSS Agency (GSA).

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  • Date: 2019-03-14T19:55:32-05:00
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