An agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union will allow the UK to remain in the Copernicus Earth observation program after it formally exits the EU.
The next leader of the European Space Agency says his top priorities are to improve the agency’s relationship with the European Union and support commercial space activities in Europe.
Scisys Group, a formerly British company involved in the European Union’s Galileo satellite program, says its change of location from Chippenham, England, to Dublin, Ireland, was immediately positive for its space business.
The chief executive of Airbus used an international space conference to call for reforms in how Europe manages and funds space activities in order to better compete on the global market.
Officials warned that the UK's impending exit from the EU would require the country to negotiate a new deal to remain part of Galileo.
Scottish small-satellite builder Clyde Space views Britain’s planned exit from the European Union as a non-event for its business given the company’s modest dependence on EU business, Chief Executive Craig Clark said.
Sorting out access to the government-only Public Regulated Service even among the 28 European Union nations has been complicated.
The government agency overseeing Europe’s satellite navigation system said Sept. 9 it would invest $110 million to promote development of user hardware.