New Space Strategy opens up dual use synergies in the space programmes

Sentinel-2 on Vega, Sentinel-2A was launched on a Vega rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou

The European Commission adopted on 26 October 2016 a new "Space Strategy for Europe" which highlights the importance of reinforcing synergies between civil and security space activities. The strategy underlines that space services can strengthen the EU’s and Member States’ capacity to tackle growing security challenges and improve the monitoring and control of flows which have security and defence implications.

EU space programmes will deliver additional services which contribute to common European priorities such as security and defence.

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