Europe's civil space agencies are teaming up with private industry on a set of ambitious experiments aimed at validating new telecommunications technologies in orbit. The projects, which are slated to be orbited between 1998 and 2000, are designed with one primary goal in mind: to help Europe's space telecom companies stay competitive, primarily with their U.S. counterparts. American companies ``have a wonderful market of military systems, which give them a work load and ...

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