EU Looks For Galileo, Copernicus Service Customers
By Amy Svitak
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
After two years of contentious debate, the European Commission has a freshly minted budget of €10 billion ($13.7 billion) over seven years with which to complete and launch two new flagship space programs: the Galileo satellite navigation constellation and the Copernicus Earth-observation system.
With some half-dozen spacecraft dedicated to the two programs set to launch this year, the EC's next task is to figure out how to use them.