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EU SATCOM agreement on horizon

9th June 2017 - 11:00 GMT | by Tereza Pultarova in London

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Plans for a pan-European Governmental Satellite Communications (GOVSATCOM) programme could be given the green light this month, enabling pooling and sharing of governmental satellite capacity among EU member states.

GOVSATCOM – a joint venture conceived in 2013 between the European Commission, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Defence Agency (EDA) – aims to guarantee secure, affordable and reliable access to satellite communications services to European governments in an organised and cooperative manner.

‘The decision on whether this project goes ahead and which countries participate will be made in mid-June,’ said the EDA’s spokesperson Elisabeth Schoeffmann. ‘Immediately after the

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