“The EU has decided to allocate 12 billion euros for major space projects

Brussels. 26 Oct. INTERFAX – the European Union has allocated 12 billion euros for investments in the development of major space projects in the period 2014-2020, and these they have already started to serve millions of people, says the European Commission in connection with starting the joint trip of the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and the President of France Emmanuel Makron to the space centre in Kourou (Guiana).

In a communiqué released on Thursday, noted that this visit takes place a year after the presentation of the Space strategy for Europe and is part of promoting “an ambitious industrial policy to ensure strategic interests of the European Union”.

Among space projects, the EU allocated to the Earth observation programme Copernicus, the satellite navigation system Galileo, EGNOS.

“The European space program will serve millions of people, – said in a communique. – Through the use of space data significantly increased the effectiveness of emergency services agencies responding to disasters, aviation, agriculture. A lot of companies use these data to more innovative methods”.

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