On 13 February, the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) approved the compromise reached in three-way talks on the EU system for the surveillance of space debris. The aim is to better protect space infrastructures from the risk of collision while in orbit. The Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper) agreed to the compromise a few days earlier, on 5 February. The EU currently depends mostly on the US for this type of surveillance. At this stage, the main aim of the future EU programme is to pool the resources of the member states in this field. The programme is expected to receive an EU contribution of around 70 billion...

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