French Bond Issue Could be Used for Space

November 23, 2009 at 9:06 am | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

From Space News:

French Bond Issue Could be Boon for Space
By Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — A French government commission on Nov. 19 proposed investing 2 billion euros ($3 billion) of a planned 35 billion-euro government bond issue in new aeronautical and space technologies including Earth observation and broadband spacecraft.

The commission, headed by former French prime ministers Alain Juppe and Michel Rocard, estimated that the total investment package would expand to 60 billion euros when private-sector and possible European Union contributions are included. . . . [Full Story]

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