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The Council of the European Union and the European Parliament are currently negotiating the final shape of the regulation.  Credit: European Commission
Arion 1 PLD Space
Europe at Night ISS Time Peake
High-profile startups like Rocket Lab, above, and others generate interest from young professionals, but U.S. space companies still struggle to fill some vacancies. Credit: ASD Eurospace
U.S.-European collaboration led to the discovery of  the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system. This artist’s impression shows the view from the surface of one of the seven or more planets orbiting the ultracool dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth. Credit: ESO/N. Bartmann/SpaceEngine.org
Eutelsat, Thales Orange photo shoot
The European Space Agency’s Gaia astrometry observatory undergoes pre-launch preparation at Europe’s South American spaceport in 2013. (Credit: ESA)
Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine's minister for foreign affairs speaks at the 2017 Halifax International Security Forum
Sentinel-5P/Airbus DS Stevenage
GovSat-1 will be a multi-mission satellite that will use X-band and military Ka-band frequencies on high-power and fully steerable mission beams to support multiple operations. Credit: SES
Panoramic view of Luxembourg (Luxembourg for Finance)
Global Milsatcom conference under way in London Nov. 7, 2017
ESA’s contribution to NASA’s Orion spacecraft is the European Service Module, designed to provide the spacecraft’s propulsion, electrical power, water and thermal control. The propulsion qualification model, designed by Airbus Defence and Space, was assembled by OHB Sweden. Credit: ESA
Walter Ballheimer, the CEO of German Orbital Systems, said the company considers Euroconsult’s estimates realistic, but space “is a risky and expensive business.”

The forecast is “based on estimations of a successful deployment of OneWeb and SpaceX megaconstellations which technically are also small satellites,” he said. Credit: German Orbital Systems
NanoAvionics has secured seed funding to commercialize its Enabling Propulsion System for Small Satellites (EPSS). Credit: NanoAvionics

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