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ESA head says Europe needs to stop facilitating Elon Musk's ambitions in space

1 month ago   |   By Ars Technica

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The head of the European Space Agency has urged the continent's leaders to stop facilitating Elon Musk's ambition to dominate the new space economy, warning that the lack of co-ordinated action meant the US billionaire was “making the rules” himself.
Josef Aschbacher, the new director-general of ESA, said that Europe's readiness to help the rapid expansion of Musk's Starlink satellite internet service risked hindering the region's own companies from realising the potential of commercial space.
“Space will be much more restrictive frequencies and orbital slots,” he said in an...
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