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EU stalls on space data use

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The EU is failing to take advantage of data generated from its flagship space programmes Galileo and Copernicus, a report for the European Parliament has said.

The report, Space Market Uptake in Europe, found that the development of “downstream" applications and services, such as in-vehicle satellite navigation and hand-held location based services, have so far been below expectations and behind that of the United States.

This is partly a result of a continuing business environment that does not support the development of start-ups compared with the US, and substantially less use of industry-science partnerships, it states.

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