The French ministry of defense organized a roundtable on military space between a senior officer and three junior officers in different space-related organizations of the ministry. They detailed their thinking on SSA, intelligence, and conflict in space.
France currently has a vigorous earth observation industry, which captures a large part of the export market for reconnaissance satellites. It has not always been this way: contrary to the USA or the USSR, France has never had film-return optical satellites, and orbited its own space reconnaissance systems roughly 30 years later than them. In… Continue reading History of the French reconnaissance system