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Cargo ships in space: why France wants to play the leading role

2023-12-10T17:08:01.483Z

Highlights: Emmanuel Macron is expected to encourage French companies to contribute to the production of a new product during a speech in Toulouse on Monday. The goal? That the country fully plays its role in the development of a European cargo spacecraft, hoped for by the European Space Agency (ESA) by the end of 2028. France has more than 50% of the entire European space industry, says Philippe Baptiste, president of the National Center for Space Studies (CNES) But what is really a "cargo ship"?


Emmanuel Macron is expected to encourage French companies to contribute to the production of a new product during a speech in Toulouse on Monday.


Struggling in the field of launchers, will Europe in space "catch up" with that of cargo ships? According to our information, Emmanuel Macron should announce this Monday a significant support for this sector, during a speech in Toulouse (Haute-Garonne) on the occasion of the two years of the France 2030 investment plan. The goal? That the country fully plays its role in the development of a European cargo spacecraft, hoped for by the European Space Agency (ESA) by the end of 2028.

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"France, more than 50% of the entire European space industry, has more than its say on this subject!" exclaims Philippe Baptiste, president of the National Center for Space Studies (CNES). But what is really a "cargo ship"?

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