Astrium’s U.K. arm is promoting the idea of working with the British government to field a space-surveillance capability that could be modeled on the Skynet 5 commercial satellite service contract. The goal would be to provide the U.K. with space-based imagery that could then also be provided on a barter basis to European allies to gain access to what other countries collect, says Martin Littlehales, head of U.K. security and defense marketing at Astrium U.K. The goal is not to duplicate ...
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