Britain wants to remain with Copernicus after Brexit

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Britain wants to remain a part of the European Union’s Copernicus Earth observation satellite program even after the country exits the EU.

Greg Clark, business secretary in the British government, said this week that “we want our companies and universities to continue participating in key EU space programs” such as Copernicus.

Such participation would have to be negotiated as part of the U.K.’s Brexit talks with the EU.

The comments came at an event to mark the completion of the latest Copernicus satellite, Sentinel-5P, at an Airbus factory in the U.K. [BBC]


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