Company: OHB-System AG
In December 2007, the EU Conference of Ministers of Transport decided to implement the new Galileo navigation system with improved procedural rules and a balanced economic plan to strengthen competition and to permit dual sourcing.
OHB-System AG and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) have signed a contract providing for joint activities in connection with the Galileo program. For this purpose, OHB will be acting as contractor general and providing the satellite platforms, while SSTL will be supplying the payloads for the satellites.
OHB-System AG has been selected by the European Commission and ESA for the development and integration of the first 14 full operational Galileo satellites. The launch of the first two satellites is scheduled for the end of 2012.
ESA/EU (customer), SSTL