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GOVSATCOM makes EU stronger on security and defence
 
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Defence Projects Department, Polish space Agency, Poland
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Cracow University of Economics, Poland
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Polish Space Agency, Poland
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Rafał Borek   

Defence Projects Department, Polish space Agency, Powsińska, 02-903, Warsaw, Poland
Online publication date: 2020-03-17
Publication date: 2020-03-26
Submission date: 2020-01-10
Final revision date: 2020-03-04
Acceptance date: 2020-03-04
 
Security and Defence Quarterly 2020;28(1):44–53
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Objectives:
Publication identifies the meaning of Governmental Satellite Communication Govsatcom and presents a hypothesis related to the demand for this type of satellite communication. It describes engagement of main involved institutions i.e. European Space Agency, European Defence Agency, and European Commission, especially elaborating the PACIS projects running under ESA umbrella, which are one of the main preparatory actions for the IV EU Space Program.

Methods:
The theoretical research methods employed in this study are: synthesis, analysis, abstracting and generalization.

Results:
It updates information about whole activites, which have taken place since the decision about its establishement. Describing preparatory actions and EU institutions involved. Moreover considers about future relations between related parties and possible Poland's engagement explaining what kind of benefits it would deliver.

Conclusions:
The conclusion is that the future EU space program creates proper environment for cooperation between community members and deliver opportunity to use safe and secure satellite communication for members who cannot afford possess own capabilities.

 
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