ESA eyes plan for interim European orbital facility, crew launch system
The European Space Agency is beginning to look at scenarios to ensure an independent manned space capability if such access is threatened by conflicting U.S. and Russian policy objectives. Speaking at the International Space Exploration 2007 symposium in Berlin last week, Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain said ESA will ask its member states to begin defining alternative scenarios to fill a gap that’s emerging between the time the International Space Station is retired and the new ...
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