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Italian and German JV awarded Galileo operator contract

Thursday 15 December 2016 | 15:27 CET | News
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has announced that the tender to operate the EU's flagship Galileo navigation system has been awarded to Spaceopal, a joint venture between Italy's Telespazio (Leonardo-Finmeccanica/Thales) and the German Space Agency (DLR). The EUR 1.5 billion ten-year contract covers the operation and maintenance of the Galileo satellite system and its committed performance level, starting in January 2017. The contract award was announced on the day the European Commission's revealed that Galileo has finally started sending signals to receivers.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: DLR / European Commission / Finmeccanica - Selex ES / Telespazio / Thales
Countries: Europe / Germany / Italy
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