MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
12/21/2020 – Press release – Aerospace
After several years of negotiations, the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the EU Member States approved the EU space regulation on Friday evening. The ordinance can therefore be finalized after the beginning of next year. Thomas Jarzombek, Federal Government Coordinator for Aerospace: “Germany pursued a clear agenda in European space travel during the EU Council Presidency. We wanted to bring the years of, sometimes difficult, negotiations for an EU space regulation to an end. I am very happy that this breakthrough has been achieved. This will strengthen Europe’s role in space. The regulation now gives the Union the tools to work with the European Space Agency (ESA) to further develop the Galileo space programs for satellite navigation and Copernicus for earth observation and to explore new initiatives. We should continue to take advantage of the opportunities that the regulation now offers us. This means promoting innovation in the New Space sector in particular through competition, but also consolidating European resilience, independence and security in the space sector. The conclusion of the negotiations this year is a gratifying success on the home straight of the German EU Council Presidency. ”The regulation on the EU space program combines all space activities of the EU for the period 2021 to 2027 in one regulation. These include the Galileo / EGNOS satellite navigation system, the Copernicus earth observation program and the new security components GOVSATCOM (Governmental Satellite Communication; a program for official satellite communication) and SSA (Space Situational Awareness, a program for space situation detection). These activities are part of the EU budget 14.8 billion euros for the period 2021 to 2027 and, in addition to the space activities of the European states at national level and within the framework of the European Space Agency ESA, now represent an indispensable part of European space travel.
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