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Universities endorse space defence plans

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Coordination of space-related EU funding sources has “strong potential”, say Leru and Cesaer

Universities have broadly welcomed European Commission plans to improve the coordination of civilian and military research on space-related technologies, which are seen as increasingly important to European economies.

Some groups say the plans—launched this month amid warnings from politicians about space-based threats from rival powers—could benefit basic research and its potential application in defence.

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