European debate over launch policy sets users against rocket builders
European space agency heads are debating the merits of a policy change that would give institutional buyers some latitude in using lower-cost non-European launch systems, just as industry executives have renewed warnings of dire consequences if new launcher development projects are not undertaken soon. According to European Space Agency Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain, the two issues threaten to mar what otherwise is seen as a relatively problem-free slate of proposals to be ...
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