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European Space Programme

EESC opinion: European Space Programme

Key points

The EESC supports the EU in its efforts to remain a major independent space power and agrees with it acquiring financial resources commensurate with its ambitions.

The EESC also:

  • welcomes the importance attached to "space surveillance and tracking" and to the Govsatcom system;
  • calls for close attention to be given to the project of extracting and retrieving natural resources outside the earth's orbit (space mining);
  • proposes an appropriate campaign, so that citizens realise the added value of European space activities, which are present in their daily lives.

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