Macron announces French space 'defence command'

In a speech ahead of the traditional Bastille Day military parade on Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that France, whose satellite-launching pad in French Guiana is a key hub for the European Space Agency, will establish a new military agency in September designed to "better protect our satellites, including in an active way".

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French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday he had approved the creation of a space command within the French air force to improve the country's defence capabilities, reports FRANCE 24.