Spain's Indra awarded EUR 17 mln ESA tracking contract

Thursday 15 September 2016 | 09:25 CET | News
Spanish tech company Indra has been awarded a EUR 17 million contract to build the S3T surveillance and tracking system for objects in low earth orbit for the European Space Agency (ESA). Under the terms of the contract, Indra will develop a radar covering orbits of between 200 and 2,000 kilometres above the earth's surface. The company said the system will convert Spain into one of the few countries capable of providing such services to the European Commission, which will harness the infrastructure of member states to monitor and track the trajectories of such objects in space. The service joins other key EC-driven initiatives such as Copernicus and Galileo, said Indra.

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