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Yet another Brexit complication: will we have to leave the EU’s satellite programme?

Continued British participation in “Galileo” is not guaranteed

By Enea Desideri  

Photo: ESA - S. Corvaja

If you were already struggling to grasp the earthly complexities of leaving the European Union, hold fast because Brexit has gone into orbit. Following reports that the UK could soon be cut out of the EU’s Galileo satellite programme, attention has recently shifted towards post-Brexit cooperation on space projects, including speculation that the British government could launch its own satellite system. But what is this all about?

Galileo is the EU’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). Developed by the non-EU European Space Agency (ESA), it is funded and owned by the EU…

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