The past and future of security-related satellite missions in Europe

  • Sascha Lange
Part of the Yearbook on Space Policy book series (YEARSPACE)


Alongside the Galileo satellite navigation system, European States are currently developing and launching a whole new generation of Earth observation and communication satellites. This lively activity is driven by deep changes in European security priorities, technical progress and cost-reducing commercialisation.


European Union Global Navigation Satellite System Synthetic Aperture Radar European Space Agency Radar Satellite 
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  • Sascha Lange

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