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Germany needs spaceport to compete, policy expert suggests

   

UK defence think tank fellow suggests domestic launch capability would boost space startups

The German government should invest public funds in a spaceport to help domestic space startups compete globally and avoid them being poached by the United States, a policy expert has suggested.

Elisabeth Braw, a senior policy fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, a British defence think tank, said a domestic spaceport “would help so that German companies do not have to rely on slots in other European countries” for launches.

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