On 6 September Galileo Services issued a position paper with the title: A Space Strategy for Europe – Input from Industry for a Successful European GNSS Market Uptake.
This document summarises the main recommendations from the European GNSS downstream industry for space strategy. It introduces some examples of essential institutional support in the main GNSS-based application segments. In addition Galileo Services have drawn attention to a recent publication from the government of the People’s Republic of China regarding China’s current plans for the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), and in particular, for BeiDou application and industrial development (Part IV), see here.
Galileo Services’ position paper reinforces the urgency to have similar strategies at European level for it is essential that there is a guarantee of development of the downstream favourable for Europe. There is also be an opportunity for the creation of new industrial activities and jobs opportunities in Europe.