Fresh from the news, the “Breton constellation” project (after the name of the French commissionner Breton) seems to encounter its first delays. While 6B€ were set aside to launch the constellation, this seems to be the first bump in the project. It seems to be linked to frequency allocation, however, this is not a revelation: any space project needs frequencies! And brodband needs MORE frequencies, right?
Will we see a saga like for Galileo? Only future will tell, but this project, like Galileo and Copernicus is a great European answer to the developments of USA and CHina based projects, in a fashion where Europe is good (although maybe not always cost effective).
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