Space leaders in Europe fear the competitiveness of European companies is threatened by new U.S. public funding mechanisms for space services and calls for opening up European Union space programs to international suppliers. One big medium-term threat, industry managers say, is the financing structure put in place by the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to ensure the availability of high-resolution imaging data and products for military and government use. The structure ...

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