French president Nicolas Sarkozy says France will support deployment of a space situational awareness system and a second generation optical/radar reconnaissance satellite system when it takes over the rotating presidency of the European Union (EU) in July. Speaking Feb. 11 from the European space launch center in Kourou, French Guiana, Sarkozy said the two initiatives will be part of a four-pronged program to reinforce the EU’s role in space. Other priorities will include putting in ...


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