ESA plans quick kickoff for space situational awareness and other new programs, despite alleged U.S. pressure
European Space Agency managers are intent on rapidly implementing new programs approved late last year, including a sensitive space situational awareness initiative. ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain says he wants to start the year by quickly focusing on several key initiatives, not ably new projects OK’d at the agency’s ministerial summit in The Hague in November (AW&ST Dec. 1, 2008, p. 39). One reason for the accelerated implementation is to prevent cash-flow problems of ...
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