The European Union does not want to lag behind other countries implementing its own space programs. She has therefore signed an agreement with the European Space Agency to provide government and industry support for the project to keep pace with its rivals.
More and more countries have their space programs implementing advanced space exploration projects. China and India are particularly well suited to this field, which put lunettes on the moon and send probes to Mars, also planning to build orbiting and lunar bases.
The European Union does not want to stay behind, so it has reached an agreement with the European Space Agency, which will support projects from national governments and industry. To speed up the development of new technologies, the European Commission also intends to provide financial support to entrepreneurs in this field.
Plans for the next 10-15 years also assume the launch of 30 satellites that will be launched with Ariadne 6 and Vega C missiles built in Europe. They are intended to serve as launch platforms for all companies or research centers wishing to place their own instruments on Earth.
The concept also assumes securing the interests of space companies. The plan is to launch the EU Space Situational Awareness Service, which will protect orbital infrastructure against the threat of cosmic junk and solar winds, as well as defending it from possible cyber attacks.
In addition, an initiative will be launched called GovSatCom, which aims to provide cheap, secure and easily accessible satellite communications between the Union’s authorities and the governments of its individual members.
The European Union authorities hope that the planned initiatives and projects will strengthen its position in the space industry. It will not be easy, however, because of the growing competition. The big threat in this field are American private companies such as SpaceX, but not only. China has recently launched a second experimental space station module, which will be fully functional in 2020. India is also well on the way to success in the field of reusable rocket construction.