Focus on space and defence
The main aim of the symposium was to examine the space sector in the light of security and defence policies.
Participants focused first on European space policy as applied to defence, before turning their attention to Europe’s technological and industrial resources and capabilities.
Space programmes aligned with Europe’s ambitions
Jean-Jacques Dordain said: “In defining and implementing a European Space Policy, Europeans should build on present successes.”
With no less than 26 government satellite launches already to its credit, Europe’s Ariane programme has amply proven its reliability and its ability to meet security and defence requirements.