The EU is expected to sign a € 1 billion ($ 1.12 billion) deal– for greater involvement in space flight innovation, the report says.
“Space is one of Europe’s strengths and we are giving ourselves the means to accelerate,” Breton told Reuters, adding that the EU will look for reusable missiles. “SpaceX has redefined the standards for launchers, so Ariane 6 is a necessary step, but not the final goal: we have to start thinking about Ariane 7 now.”
Ariane 6 is a rocket launcher developed by the European Space Agency. His first flight was scheduled for 2020 but has not yet taken place.
Breton is reportedly pushing € 16 billion ($ 18 billion) in additional funds for space exploration in the next European Commission budget, with € 1 billion to be used for a European Space Fund that would assist space startups.
The EU is also looking to launch a satellite system to provide high-speed Internet across the continent, Reuters said, just like the.
Commissioner Breton’s team did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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