Competing national and industrial interests have long roiled Europe's space community. The European Union is now trying to bridge those differences in the hope of maximizing what the region derives from its space spending. Until now, the EU was on the sidelines of the continent's space ambitions, leaving national governments, the European Space Agency and even the small European Defense Agency to be more active players. But under the EU's Lisbon Treaty, which came into force 15 months ...


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